Tucker Middle School students prepare to measure height of rocket launch.
TUCKER, GA (CBS46) -
Students all across Georgia took their noses out of their textbooks Friday and took part in STEM Day, a day filled with hands-on, practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math.
According to Katie Dion of TAG Education Collaborative, the non-profit arm of Technology Association of Georgia, approximately 620,000 students statewide took part in activities geared toward applying their classroom studies to fun projects.
TAG started STEM Day last year as part of its goal of preparing the next-generation workforce. Participation doubled this year, Dion said.
Sixth-grade students at Tucker Middle School took part in several STEM-based activities. One group fired rockets into the air on the school's baseball field and measured the height using handheld devices they created. Another group did a buoyancy project, placing pennies on an aluminum rafts to see how much weight they could without sinking.
The school's projects were featured Friday on Better Mornings Atlanta.
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