By Savannah Mehrtens, Staff writer Updated 9:00 am CST, Thursday, March 5, 2020
Humble ISD fourth grade teachers offered a BMX Track Modeling Program for the first time this year to teach students about the intersection of sports and STEM.
The program was created by the USA BMX Foundation to help fourth graders learn skills like working as a group, planning a project and using basic engineering skills through a hands-on activity where they design a BMX track facility. By creating these tracks, students were able to experience STEM fields, including engineering, architecture and construction in combination with an Olympic sport. Humble ISD partnered with the Houston Sports Authority and North Houston BMX to bring the program to the district.