Long Beach’s West Elementary School hosted STEAM Night on Nov. 25, when students and their families were invited to make discoveries through fun, hands-on activities. Various sessions presented exciting challenges that encouraged inquiry and collaboration.
Kindergarteners through second-graders built turkey traps, constructed tall structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows, played music using glasses filled to different levels, experimented with simple robots and assembled structures that incorporated engineering skills.
Participants in grades 3-5 created Lego bridges, practiced using new math apps, constructed three-dimensional structures with straws and tape, designed and built paper gliders, sampled new card games integrating math concepts and used Dot and Dash robots.
The assortment of engaging activities provided many opportunities for problem-solving in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, and simultaneously brought an evening of family fun to West.