at Districtwide Science Symposium
At the districtwide Seventh Annual S.T.E.M. Symposium held at the Lincoln Avenue School, elementary students in grades 2 through 5 spent quality time with their parents exploring science.
Students and families who signed up for the annual evening activity were allowed to pick three workshops from the offerings. Some students and parents learned how to write code, were challenged by a Break-Out Adventure or observed the night sky. Others designed wind-powered cars or cargo-bearing paper airplanes, created items for 3-D printing or were impressed by The Wacky Science and The Sweetbriar Nature Center presentations.
“The program runs on the energy of the teacher and high school student volunteers,” said S.T.E.M. organizer Lincoln Avenue Principal Michele LeBlanc. “We have an amazing staff!”
Indeed, the tremendous success of this annual elementary S.T.E.M. Symposium is often measured by the amount of excitement and interest the assorted labs and workshops generate among the students, parents, and volunteer teachers. Yet, it can also be a gauge for the level of student preparedness in the Spring Science Fair competitions. If this year’s symposium is any indicator, the Science Fair projects are bound to be exhilarating!