Slack Elementary recently cut a ribbon to officially open the brand new STREAM lab, a place where students can learn about science, technology, research, engineering, art and math.

According to 3rd Grade Dual Language teacher, Gustavo Monsante, “It’s a place to inspire teachers to inspire students.”

He went on to say that the room is evolving. Teachers have already had professional development to show them what student activities can be performed in the lab. From pumpkin carving to monitoring phases of the moon, the lab is used for a number of experiments and research.

The Education Foundation gave $5,000 to get the lab started and then others donated items or money for the lab. Students, teachers, and volunteers from the First Baptist Church helped paint and organize the lab that was an underutilized space before the transformation into the STREAM lab.

The lab even has animals, and the kids love to see Flash, the hampster mascot.

Huge thanks to the Education Foundation and those who contributed to make this lab possible.