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Leon County Schools Use Drones to Teach Kids Science

Science and Technology
Posted at 8:15 PM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 20:15:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday a million dollar proposal to start a summer residency program for teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries.

Each school in the Leon County School District has some form of STEM education, according to spokeswoman Gillian Gregory. All of the district's high schools offer industry certifications, which qualify students to be college- and work-ready in different areas.

Some schools even use drones as a part of their education.

At Godby High School, aeronautics is one program of study to choose from.

Gregory said math and science are infused into all disciplines in one way or another. "There are so many different ways that our students can engage in these really complementary 21st century skills that get them ready for both college and career," she said.

The district also uses WeatherSTEM technology to get students interested in engineering and science. Some students even had a selfie competition using drone technology at their schools.

Gregory said STEM education has been and will continue to be a critical part of curriculum at all of its schools.