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Project AAIMS Brings STEM Activities to Hominy Fourth Graders
OSU-CHS (Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences) had 4th grade students at Horace Mann Elementary in Hominy making a mold of a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth and viewing red blood cells with a microscope. Through Project AAIMS (Advancing American Indians In Medical & STEM careers), participating district classrooms have the opportunity to learn about the dinosaurs that lived in Oklahoma and see some of those fossils. Students were able to take home the mold of the T-Rex tooth they made. Students were also engaged in health and wellness lessons. The structure and function of healthy and diseased heart and lung specimens were shared by OSU-CHS, as well as the brain. The microscope slides showed students blood cells, arteries and veins. By exposing students to more hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) lessons, the goal is to make students aware of potential careers in these fields.
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