Fifth-graders at F.E. Bellows Elementary School recently put their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills to the test when they became coaches of an ice hockey team during an online learning experience.

In coalition with the National Hockey League, the students made predictions about the passing angles and collected data on the angles that were formed during an animated hockey drill, called a bank pass. They also concentrated on taking into factor the kinetic and potential energy, as well as magnitude and friction.

“They controlled the players actions’ while manipulating the hockey stick and puck on a simulated ice rink,” Principal Michael Scarantino said. “The students received an online trophy for completing each task and their teachers monitored their progress. Once all tasks and games were completed, all students were awarded the ‘Stanley Cup’ trophy.”