Learning from STEM to stern


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Author and engineer MK Tuftt speaks to Blanchester intermediate students.

Author and engineer MK Tuftt speaks to Blanchester intermediate students.


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BLANCHESTER — To wrap up the celebration of reading and literacy last week, Blanchester Intermediate School enjoyed a visit from local engineer turned children’s author Marsha “MK” Tufft.

She shared the science and math behind her book “The Cardboard Boat Race”, an adventure book centered around STEM promotion.

Tufft led students in exploration around what sinks and floats, buoyancy, density and how to create a cardboard boat from stem to stern using her large tub of water and a selection of ordinary objects.

Her combination of engineering knowledge along with her quest to share STEM with students of all ages was a gift to the students at Blanchester Intermediate School, said BIS fourth-grade teacher Amy Kreider.

Tufft’s Mom’s Choice Award-winning three books — Putney and the Magic Eyepad”, “The Cardboard Boat Race” and “The Butterfly Detective” — can all be found on Amazon.

Author and engineer MK Tuftt speaks to Blanchester intermediate students.
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