NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)- Kids got a chance to practice their teamwork and engineering skills today at the McKinley Education Center.
Kids work together to create Rube Goldberg projects. SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV
Jill Hansen, a third grade teacher, feel this program helps kids grow and learn numerous skills.
"Lot of hands on learning is happening here and a lot of ways just to get with other kids that think in a creativity and a lot of problem solving and kind of enhance their skills," said Hansen.
High Ability Learning Students worked on Rube Goldberg projects. A machine designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. This program gets kids together to do a lot of problem solving, and encourage creativity and teamwork.
Brecken Korkow a 4th Grader enjoys these projects.
"I really like working with a team and doing all these projects together," said Korkow.
The kids design in a certain amount of time, test it out, and parents are welcomed to come see their kids' new creation.
Kenedi Schroeder, a 6th Grader enjoys being creative.
"Because I have a lot of creative thoughts and then when I mix it with the other people's creative thoughts it becomes one big creative thought," said Schroeder.
Kids filled every room with projects and a lot of joy and energy.