“Our first graders come to school every day with never-ending questions about the world,” says Teach For America corps member Alexandra Harper (Phoenix ’16). “Their curiosity and desire to learn has no boundaries.”
Ms. Harper works hard to inspire a curiosity in science among her students from Pioneer Preparatory School in Phoenix, Arizona. During the course of the school year, her kids will learn about the human body, nutrition, and even astronomy. Though her students are able to take part in a variety of engaging projects, Ms. Harper acknowledges that when it comes to instilling a lifelong love of science among her students, hands-on, interactive exposure to science and STEM is critical.