Over 1,000 Carlsbad Students Receive STEM Kits Devon Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership provide learning support for 4th and 5th graders

Imaginations continue to soar amidst New Mexico’s hybrid learning model thanks to support from Devon Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership.
The organizations teamed up with Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) to distribute Mystery Science-themed science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) kits to over 1,000 4thand 5thgraders. The kits provide multiple weeks’ worth of hands-on activities to help students understand the New Mexico STEM Ready Science standards.
“Changes in learning environment come with many challenges, but we can still help students stay on-pace with their educational goals,” said Devon Senior Community Relations Specialist Shannon Johnson. “We hope Carlsbad students enjoy hours of experimenting, learning and discovering with these STEM kits.”
The kits delve into geology and chemistry. Fourth graders explore the world of rocks and the processes that formed the earth’s surface, and 5thgraders experience how chemical reactions enable us to make new materials out of the ones we have. The lessons in each kit build off each other and encourage critical thinking and scientific understanding.

“The Mystery Science kits fully engage students through hands-on experiments, teaching them the Next Gen Science standards,” said CMS Director of Elementary Education Kim Arrington. “Students are learning, creating, wondering and solving real-world problems thanks to Devon Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership!”

About Devon Energy
Devon Energy is a leading oil and gas producer in the U.S. with a premier multi-basin portfolio headlined by a world-class acreage position in the Delaware Basin. Devon’s disciplined cash-return business model is designed to achieve strong returns, generate free cash flow and return capital to shareholders, while focusing on safe and sustainable operations. For more information, please visitwww.devonenergy.com.
Pictured:5thgrade students at Monterrey Elementary perform chemical experiments thanks to Devon Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership.
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