Photo by Erin Hill
Julius Ervin and a group of his science students conduct an in-class experiment.
Making scientists

During normal school hours, scientists are busily working in Julius Ervin’s classroom.
Ervin, Gadsden Magnet Elementary School’s new middle-school science teacher said all of his students are scientists once they walk into his classroom.  
A first-year teacher, Ervin said he wants to get his students to be just as excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as he is.  Ervin also wants to provide his students with a strong foundation in the