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Hanford High host electric guitar workshop to teach STEM

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Teaching kids how to make a guitar can be fun for students and it can also teach them STEM skills.

Teachers from across Washington are gathering at Hanford High School this week for a workshop to learn about the art and science of electric guitar building. The teachers will take the curriculum back to their schools as a fun way to teach their students math and science principles.

Workshop instructor, David Lake says, the course will help students in their other studies as well.

"With the instrument, they incorporate all that math and science right into that piece. They can use that as a backbone. When they go to their core math classes they'll have a better understanding of why those particular principles apply," says Lake.

The class is merging woodshop with science and math. The goal of the curriculum is getting new students interested in STEM courses.