Young Scientists

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“I learned that if you touch the UFO ball, and touch hands with everybody else, it goes out one arm and through the other arm." Said 5th grader, Elizabeth Biggs.

Biggs says learning how energy flows from one to another becomes a lot more interesting when you can touch it and see it.

Raeann Hill, the 5th grade teacher from Stead Elementary School, says the kids love the morning of studying physics.

5th grader, David Pineda, rattled off all the new information he will now take home with him.

The University of Nevada brings 2,000 to 3,000 grade school students into the classroom twice a week during the fall semester.

The exercises in electricity, energy, and light are taught by both the students own teacher, and by students at the university.

According to the New York Times, the U.S. is actually losing students when it comes to these subjects.

Recently high school seniors scored lower than the international average for 21 countries in general math and science.

Seluk Ozdemir, a PhD student at the University agrees. He says falling behind means future jobs might remain empty if there aren't graduates ready to step in and work.

Hill says she's just glad to get her students in a college classroom.