The Elementary class went to the Historical Iron and Steel Museum in Coatesville. There they learned about how iron is mined from deep in the earth and forged to make steel for buildings, bridges, ships, and more. They participated in two hands-on activities that showed how to work with iron to create steel plates and how to create a paddle boat. They enjoyed visiting various parts of the museum, including a house from the 1800s that had period clothing for them to try on, and a massive steel pylon from the Twin Towers in NYC after they fell in Sept. 2001. They also touched a piece of a submarine that was made out of iron. The students learned about the history of the museum and how people work with iron at very high temperatures, and they were able to try on the suit that is worn to withstand the heat. They enjoyed this fun and interactive field trip!