Students in Donna Godley’s fifth grade class at Tryon Elementary School have been doing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities to learn about different systems of the human body.

Students worked in cooperative groups to research, learn and present the information about their assigned system to the rest of the class. Each group created an eight-foot banner that was used for a visual aid in the presentation of their information.

The class also did hands-on lessons using different colors of pom-poms that helped them track inherited traits through three generations. They identified their own inherited traits and graphed and analyzed data from all students in the class.