Students sitting on the carpet in the classroom pulling on strings.

Kindergartners in Ms. Banker’s class at Parkway Elementary School in East Meadow learned about the basics of equal forces through a STEM activity on Feb. 2. 

In this hands-on activity, students split up into groups of four and five as they each pulled on a string to put a rubber band around a cup to move and stack the cups. For the rubber band to open correctly, students had to work together as a team to equally pull the strings. 

The cup-stacking challenge was a great activity for kindergartners to facilitate teamwork.