District’s First STEAM Night a Success

More than 150 students and family members attended the district’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) Family Fun Night at Robert Moses Middle School.
The event, which was open to all K-8 students and their parents, featured six fun and educational STEAM activity stations. The first station was based on the Hour of Code and featured tutorials about computer programming. At the second station, students and parents were taught to use a paper and pen to write out code that could then be used to build models out of everyday materials, such as plastic cups. The third station taught participants to code elementary robots using math and ELA skills. Station four featured lessons on construction and coding with building block kits, which participants used to construct models and incorporate motors and sensors which could then be hooked up to computers and programmed. Station five was comprised of interactive Tangram and words-learning tools; while station six featured invention devices. In addition to the six activity stations, participants took part in 3-D printer demonstrations and observed a humanoid robot.
Student volunteers from the National Honor Society and Computer Club led each station activity during the district’s first STEAM and Family Fun night.