A local robotics team has come up a way to get younger kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The “STEM Box by KRASH” is the creation of Team KRASH (Kids, Robotics and Science of Howell) of the Highlander Way Middle School First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics’ teams.
The idea was inspired by the little free libraries often seen on the side of the road. Instead of books, Team KRASH gives away STEM kits, which are geared toward elementary age kids. They contain simple materials to create a STEM activity like making a paper helicopter, or a rubber band guitar, as well as easy to follow instructions.
When looking at a place to put their STEM box, Team KRASH says downtown Howell was the obvious choice.
“We were lucky to have Frontal Lobe, which is a business right in town, offer to let us use the front window of their building to mount our kit,” said a press release. “So, stop at Frontal Lobe and grab a free kit! Each one comes with a QR code to take you to our Instagram page for more information, and a cool KRASH sticker as well! Follow the links below for more information on our team, or to learn more about robotics and the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics’ community.”
KRASH Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/teamkrash_15465/
Howell Public Schools Middle School Robotics Webpage: https://www.howellschools.com/students/career_planning/highlander_robotics/f_i_r_s_t_tech_challenge
FIRST Robotics page: https://www.firstinspires.org/