Excellence in Education: The Children’s Learning Center

Posted by Gwen Baumgardner

gbaumgardner@klkntv.com

The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum just opened a new exhibit.

The Children’s Learning Center specializes in science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM.
At the center, students can get hands-on learning, with specially designed work stations. The center includes 10 interactive stations.

The Children’s Learning Center is open to the public, but teachers can also use the center for field trips, and have the activities catered to state testing standards.

"I like learning about technology. I also like science. But I like learning about technology a lot more," says George, a fourth grade student who went to the new exhibit.

 "The earlier you can get kids involved in hands-on interactive learning, the better, when it comes to the STEM side of things. That will carry them through all the way into college and into high school where their interests can involve and revolve around mathematical skills and technology skills," says Deb Hermann, who works at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum.

The Children’s Learning Center was made possible through donations. The museum hopes to add even more interactive displays in the upcoming months.