STEAM Night 2020

By Richard Chinn
February 06, 2020

Tammy Karas, our wonderful AAP teacher, organized our first STEAM Night at Rose Hill with great success!  STEAM is the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math into learning.  The students experienced a lot of new things, had loads of fun, and even learned something!  It was also great seeing the parents getting engaged in the activities as well.  We hope to use this experience to build some STEAM and momentum and continue this on a yearly basis.  This event wouldn't have been such a success without contributions and help from administration, staff, parents, students from Thomas Jefferson HS (STEM Mayhem) and all the participants who came out.  Thank you to everyone!  Enjoy these pictures and videos of the various stations we had at our STEAM Night.

3D Printing & Robotics

3D Printing & Robotics - Our guest presenter, Mr. Nightingale, brought in a 3D printer with many items he has made on it.  We also got to see the printer in action while printing out more artifacts.  

Brain Builders With Keva Planks

Brain Builders With Keva Planks - here students are challenged to replicate items on cards they draw randomly with the planks.  

Creating Pictures From Shapes

Creating Pictures With Shapes - Here the students were given a paper with random shapes already on it, then they had to be creative in how they turned these pre-existing shapes into a picture.  Some kids were really thinking out of the box on this one!

Building With Duplo Blocks

Building With Duplo Blocks - This was a great place for our little Rockets to work together and build a whole scene together!

Drone Zone

Drone Zone - Students had a chance to learn how drones work and take turns flying them in the enclosure that was setup.  Definitely the most action-packed station!

Engineering Structures

Engineering Structures - Some students used cups, blocks, and popsicle sticks to create the tallest structure they could that would balance. Other students recreated structures from ancient civilizations with spaghetti and marshmallows.  

What Do You Know About H2O?

What Do You Know About H2O? - At this station, students learned about the properties of water and tested properties of water, such as buoyancy, by trying to balance objects on the surface.  This was a great warmup to the upcoming 6th grade unit on water!

Student Demos of Lego Robots

Student Demos of Lego Robots - Some of our students have been creating Lego robots that can be programmed in Ms. Karas' class.  Our students did an awesome job of showcasing their robots and what they can do!

Making Snow

Making Snow - Student volunteers from Thomas Jefferson HS (STEM Mayhem) came out to have students make artificial snow out of super-absorbant polymers.  Since we can't get any real snow this winter, this is the next best thing!

Science Of Light

Science of Light - Dr. Todd Du Bosq came out to help explore the fantastic properties of light in a hands-on demonstration.  As you can see in some of the pictures, we were able to see how light is broken down by looking through special lenses. 

For some videos of various stations, click here!