Fine Arts Academy fourth graders partnered with a Lockheed Martin engineer to create a weathering station this year.
Students learned the basics of software coding and electric circuitry this year during the after-school Innovators of Tomorrow Club.
Students used a raspberry pi (a series of small, single-board computers) to connect temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and more.
Teacher Mariah Zeigler received an innovative grant from the White Settlement ISD Education Foundation to implement the program.
Zeigler said she recently heard an alarming quote, "Eight-five percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not been invented yet."
"This program gave students more opportunities to explore and experience the fields of science, technology, engineering and math," she said. "This grant enabled our kids to 'dabble' in the world of engineering."