Sea Cliff S.T.E.A.M. Fair Exhibits A Passion For Learning
On Tuesday, May 9th, Sea Cliff students showcased their science, technology, engineering, art, and math knowledge in the 2017 S.T.E.A.M Fair. In a symposium format, students displayed and presented their projects for the entire school to see! After-school, parents and guests were invited to explore the uniquely innovative student work.
Students in grades K - 3 presented Shoebox Science projects to their peers and performed a wide-range of experiments involving chemical reactions, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and plant biology. Sea Cliff’s fourth graders created complex, multi-step math word problems, which they presented to older students to challenge their creative and critical thinking skills. Fifth grade students proudly displayed and presented engaging, interest-based science fair projects and shared their experimental data with students and faculty.
In addition, students in grades K – 5 had their artwork displayed around the building. They participated in art walks during the day and parents had the opportunity to see the art after school. Students discussed the decision making process of artists and why art is an important part of S.T.E.A.M. They made many connections between art and the other subject areas connected to their learning.
Artifacts and prototypes from students’ engineering work in the S.T.E.A.M. Lab were also on display throughout the Fair. Projects included: houses engineered to protect pigs from the Big Bad Wolf (kindergarten), weather instruments used to detect wind conditions (first grade), working models of bows and arrows constructed from classroom materials (second grade), bird beak prosthetics and coded food chains for Ozobots (third grade), school signs with paper circuits and LED lights (fourth grade), and sculptural pieces inspired by microscopic observations of common objects and specimens (fifth grade).
Students were truly engaged in S.T.E.A.M during this fair. They all reflected on their learning and the connections they made at end of the day.
Article provided by teachers Lisa Giurlanda, Adrien Kaye, and Diane Krupin
Photos by Shelly Newman and submitted by Diane Krupin
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