NFPA Classroom Grant Gets Students Interested

A $250 grant can go a long way. This is a thank you that I received from one Pittsburgh-area teacher whose school was awarded an NFPA grant:

The Moon Area Middle School is thankful for the grant for Fluid Power Challenge Education.  We were able to purchase 9 of each of these kits: Rotational Arm, Clamp, and Pneumatic Lifter.

Students who participated in building the kits developed problem solving skills when they happened to make a mistake in the process of building.  They also worked on cooperation as they worked in pairs on each kit.  Students helped other students who weren’t as far along as they were on a kit.  Students were engaged, curious, and surprised at what they were able to build.  The best thing I observed was the students wanting more after the kits were complete.  This unit served an additional purpose in revealing who is interested in the Wojanis Fluid Power Challenge next school year!

Many thanks to all NFPA members who donate to the Foundation so that we can award these grants. They really do make a difference. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Lynn Beyer at or 414-778-3364.

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