Western Peaks Elementary School, 18063 W Surprise Farms Loop S, in Surprise will soon begin its hands-on science program, “A World in Motion,” with seventh- and eighth-grade students. Students will learn science and math concepts while working in teams to design projects. The seventh-grade students will be learning about gears and gear ratios by building motorized toys. They will be working on this every Wednesday for seven weeks beginning today. Eighth-grade students will learn about flight by building gliders. Their projects will begin Thursday and occur on Thursdays for seven weeks.
Retired engineers from General Motors and volunteers from Luke Air Force Base will assist, but the program still seeks additional volunteers. Community members who are interested in helping during any of these days can contact Shawn Lent, Becky Rose, or Paul Tighe at 623-523-8750.