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Laurel Elementary puts spotlight on science [Old Town]

Laurel Elementary puts spotlight on science [Old Town]

It’s full STEAM ahead at Laurel Elementary School, where new and expanded programs are immersing students in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

The school of 604 students in the heart of Old Town introduced a makerspace program this year for its fifth grade students.

“It’s an opportunity for students to tinker, doodle, make and create,” said Dee Bonuccelli, a library media specialist who oversees the program.

Fifth graders are creating their own paper circuits during makerspace time and compiling their circuits in accordion books, where they write about what they’ve made. Soon they’ll work on e-textiles....

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