By Robert Marin & Alejandra Rojas
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
6:35 PM CST, December 3, 2012
Students in a small southwest Kansas school district get a new, hands-on way to learn science.
The Bucklin district won at $10,000 grant. That money will provide the district with science kits and 15 new mini iPads.
District officials say the new technology will help them find new, interactive ways to teach students science and math. The technology will be used for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade.
"It's something that kids this age gravitate towards. They are learning by doing, and I think with the science kits that we have, it will go hand-in-hand with how kids learn anyway." said teacher Jane Hokanson.
The grant came from the Monsanto Fund. Local farmers nominated the district. More than 1,000 schools filled out grant applications.
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