I.J. Holton Training Scientists of Tomorrow

Updated: 01/30/2014 10:08 AM
Created: 01/30/2014 10:05 AM

(ABC 6 News) - It was a chance for the scientists of tomorrow to display their work today.

Austin's new I.J. Holton Intermediate School hosted its first annual STEAM Expo. 300 third through sixth graders took part in a competitive science fair. And all of Holton's fifth and sixth grade students were required to complete a project.

We're told that while the projects all started with science, there was more to it than that.

"So that data that they've collected they've worked with their math teachers to put that together and to put it into different sorts of graphs on their projects," says Principal Jean McDermott. "They've also worked with the language arts teachers in how do they present their project, what kinds of etiquette should they follow in that regard."

I.J. Holton opened at the start of the school year with a STEAM curriculum, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.