Southern Colorado students leaving classroom for cave exploration

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Wednesday was a great day to get outside, and some kids at Ute Pass Elementary’s sixth grade Mountain Academy for Arts and Sciences got to leave the classroom for a simulated cave.  

Teachers say in a simulated cave, students can learn about geology and other STEM topics. 

The kids crawled through tight spaces, getting them out of their comfort zone.  

The creator of CaveSim made this simulation so real caves can be conserved, but there can still be a teaching tool for adults and kids.

“I can stand in front of the class and talk and talk and talk, but they are only going to get some of that, but when they are actually working with their hands, they are going to get so much more and make that connection, as they are using various senses and moving around and trying things out and seeing things hands-on,” sixth-grade teacher Miles Groth said.

CaveSim travels all over the country and even is used for cave rescue training.  

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