Students in Lore's first grade classrooms look forward to science class every day, because for the first time, they are problem-solving and thinking like scientists. Students are exploring science using a STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), where they analyze a problem, imagine possible solutions, plan an approach, create a task or project, and improve their work after assessing its effectiveness. This scientific approach has been used to plan, create, and improve items such as bookmarks and to design, create, and improve projects to collect leaves or to hold and display heavy items such as pumpkins. Students are excited for science class and are learning to plan strategically, analyze data, and revise their thinking based upon observations. They absolutely love it!