Day of play in Hendersonville doubles as science lesson

First-graders from Ira B. Jones Elementary School took a filed trip to Hands On! Children's Museum in Hendersonville, where they built cars to race down the LEGO raceway. Students also put together tracks to roll balls around on. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Some local students learned the science behind motion by doing something that comes naturally.

First-graders from Ira B. Jones Elementary School took a filed trip to Hands On! Children's Museum in Hendersonville, where they built cars to race down the LEGO raceway. Students also put together tracks to roll balls around on.

Teaching assistant Gina Groomes said the hands-on lesson was a fun way for the first-graders to learn.

"They're just experiencing all things in motion and how they can incorporate that in the classroom," Groomes said.

"I've been trying to build a car, but it keeps getting stuck," first-grader Isaac said. "So, my teacher said I should make a solution."

"My favorite is racing the cars, because my brother likes LEGOs," first-grader Annabelle said. "And I like them, too, so I like it."

Groomes said the kids are always running, jumping and playing, so learning about motion comes naturally to them.

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