It's a new way of learning that teachers and administrators are hoping will help kids excel in math and science.
Officials cut the ribbon on Wednesday for a brand new STEM Lab at Ayden Middle School in Pitt County. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
The lab features interactive learning experiences for each of those subjects. Students will have the chance to work with robots and even study horticulture.
School administrators say the lab will give kids a chance to experience math and science in ways they haven't thought about before.
"We know that when kids can see the practical understanding for something and really understand its later uses," explains Principal Jeff Theus. "What we're hoping that does and what we've seen it do is generate some excitement for them about learning."
STEM Labs will also be opening this year at Eppes and Aycock middle schools in Greenville. The county plans to outfit all 13 of its middle schools with labs in the coming years.