Black History Month STEM challenges

Reading teacher Victoria DeGouff and two students posing for a photo.

Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence sixth grade reading teacher Victoria DeGouff helped her students create some hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) connections to reading and history on Feb. 13. 

As part of Black History Month, her students have been reading articles about influential African-Americans, including the school’s namesake Edmund J. O’Neal, Madame C.J. Walker and Captain Barrington Irving. Students were then given a hands-on STEM challenge inspired by each of these individuals, merging reading, history and STEM into one educational and engaging activity.