Our 4th graders had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the STEMinista Project. The Office of Science partnered with the Michigan Science Center to coordinate hands on STEM activities and career exposure. The workshop started with a guest speaker who shared her experiences in a STEM work field. Next students performed inquiry exercises where they had to classify observable traits and characteristics of unfamiliar plants and animals. Their final task required using photos, models and other items, to determine the basic needs for survival in various biomes.