SFL In the News: Soccer Games Teach Science and Math; Good Behavior to Boot

At the sound of a whistle, four teams of kids raced across a grassy field at Frank West Elementary School Thursday, dribbling soccer balls to a cone at the far end of the field.

Crowds of screaming and shouting kids cheered on their teammates as they tore down the field in the torch-pass style warm-up, except on this day, the cone isn’t just a cone: it represents Neptune, the very farthest planet from the sun.

The squads of students are not just playing soccer – they’re giving up part of their lunch hour to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, while getting a little exercise at the same time.

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