TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) --Local students are spending the week learning a number of things in the field of science.
"I learned that when it's upon water that it evaporates and when it gets too much it will rain," said Jalanta Mhoon, student.
"We did the solability challenge where we do all kinds of measurements. We see if our prediction was right and we do our hypothesis to see if it was right," said student Zachary Stubbs.
When it comes to learning about states of matter, evaporation, condensation, and how water and oil don't always mix, it can be a challenge.
But to these curious minds it's something they enjoy.
"The interest that I love is that you get to do everything in trials. Everything we do is hands on," said student Grace Logan.
"A lot of it is new concepts to them. The solubility is a new concept for them and the buoyancy that is a new concept for fifth graders," stated Leigh Anne Eaton, teacher.
The hands on program helps students become independent thinkers.
Furthermore, it helps spur interest for the students in the field of science.
"There are so many careers that are centered around science," adds Eaton. "Any health related field they might want to go into will involve a lot of science. A world will open up for them if they really love science."
One fifth grader already knows what she wants to be when she grows up.
"I want to grow up to be like my teacher Miss. Eaton," said Gabriella Adair. "I would be a science and math teacher."
Both the students and teachers say it's easier for everyone to increase their knowlege in science when the format is student lead learning.