District’s ‘Got STEAM’ and So Much More

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As part of an innovative grant program made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Freeport Educational Foundation, students are participating in a variety of new multifaceted programs and projects throughout the district. One particular program, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Night at New Visions, was one of several ongoing STEAM projects within the district.

The event, termed “Got STEAM? Night” and attended by administrators, students and family members, was comprised of several workshops representing the different disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts. In the YogART workshop, students and their families designed yoga-inspired artwork and participated in breathing and stretching exercises. In the Egg Drop workshop, students and their families were tasked with creating small parachutes for eggs that would be able to sustain a drop from the second floor of the school. Using a variety of materials and their knowledge of STEAM, students and families used their creativity and tested their final products. Other workshops included computer coding, creating bookmarks with LED lights, underwater creations and edible structures.

Through the grant program, several other projects will be held throughout the district, including: “STEM + C Studio” at Dodd; a nanotechnology initiative at the high school; Little Bits Electronics at Giblyn; Catapults at Atkinson; High Altitude Balloon Launch at the high school; and Mobile Mini Makes Spaces at Archer.

New Visions’ “Got STEAM? Night” served as a fun and educational event for families to work together on a wide assortment of innovative STEAM projects and programs made possible by the Freeport Educational Foundation’s fundraising efforts.