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Vanderlyn Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

STEM in our classrooms

STEM In Our Classrooms

Gifted - Mrs. Pansini collaborated with Mrs. Weatherly to implement the Collaboration Causes Learning Grant project. Mrs. Weatherly's fourth grade gifted students studied the human skeletal system and then designed both tennis shoes and knee braces. A parent stopped by to share some of her experiences as a biomedical engineer. Students then worked in groups of three to combine traits from three different animals to create a new animal species. They worked together to determine how the animal looked, the habitat, the diet, and behavioral and physical adaptations of the animals.