Each year, Texas Christian University (TCU) hosts an event that provides fourth and fifth grade students with fun activities. The Math and Science Trail, which involves children from the Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD), allows kids to visit different sites on campus that require problem-solving to answer questions unique to each station.
Elementary education majors within TCU College of Education's Andrews Institute of Mathematics and Science Education prepare the questions for each station and help the participating students. Past Trail topics have included the petroleum and gas industry.
"We are delighted to work with the Fort Worth ISD and Chesapeake to provide a memorable experience for these elementary school students to embrace mathematics and science on TCU's campus," said Molly Weinburgh, director of the Andrews Institute.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary education teachers who have been trained in fields such as math and science may have excellent career opportunities.
"There is a growing need for our youth to embrace these subjects at an early age, and our elementary education majors always enjoy participating in making learning fun for them," Weinburgh added.
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