Families Find Learning Fun During S.T.E.M. Night at Heartland Elementary

STEM Night photo from Heartland ElementaryIt was a night for families to come together to find out how much fun Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can be. It was called the S.T.E.M. Family Night where the minute families walked through the door, they were given a letter S, T, E, M, which instructed them where to begin their night of learning together. This is what each education station taught them:

  • S: Science, they learned about the science (and history) behind making catapults. They built catapults and were able to practice shooting marshmallows at targets with the catapults they built.
  • T: Technology, they observed technology that students from the Robotics Team at AMES used to create robots. The robots were on display and Robotics students demonstrated how they work.
  • E: Engineering, students and their families were given the cup challenge to see how tall they could build towers with 50 cups and 100 cups blindfolded. They learned about the engineering behind buildings and structures.
  • M:Mathmetics, each person was allowed to build a straw rocket and take it home with them. In this rotation they practiced their aim with angles and measurements for accuracy with their rockets.

After each family completed their rotations, they were allowed to stop in the “cell”-fie station to take a selfie with their families to commemorate the evening!!!

Congratulations on a fun family night devoted to S.T.E.M. education.

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