Friday, February 1, 2013
Hundreds of curious minded visitors explored 22 stations in the atrium and cafeteria at Swampscott High on Thursday.
On Thursday hundreds of curious minded visitors explored 22 stations in the atrium and cafeteria at Swampscott High. The activities showed families what students are up to and introduced children to STEM programming they will study when they get to high school, STEM coordinator Brandy Wilbur said in an earlier interview.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Attend hands-on projects for the community tonight at STEM Family Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Swampscott High School.
STEM Week started with Nobel Laureate Richard Roberts speaking with Swampscott Middle School students on Monday. The celebration of science, technology, engineering and math continues tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Swampscott High School with hands-on projects. Last year robotic soccer, floor sailing and catapult demonstrations generated interest and laughter in the field house. The demonstrations showed how STEM studies have a place in classrooms including those where students learn about robotics, physical science and history. In the atrium, art students drew and painted beneath a poster board describing how art and science thrived side-by-side during the Renaissance — from the 14th to the 16 centuries. The STEM activities showed …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Electricity flowed in the school gym at the PTO-sponsored science fair.
Electricity propelled the Stanley School science fair in ways more than one. First grader Gregory Mouradian generated current at his table in the school gym. A handmade sign by a crank, wires, battery and light asked a question: Can you see electricity? Nearby, fourth graders Miles Vollmer and Maanik George asked a related question. They wondered what influence some great big generators of electricity have on marine life. Curiosity, questions and a close eye generated their own currents at the fair. And these thought-generating currents may in time propel these young students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math, said Jaren Landen of the Stanley Parent Teacher Organization. Science and math and engineering are skills …
Monday, May 21, 2012
STEM Family night, Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the high school, will present hands-on activities that showcase science, technology, engineering and math skills being honed at the school.
Students will showcase science and technology projects Tuesday at the high school, leading families through health, art and chemistry activities among others. STEM Family night runs from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the atrium and the gym. Twenty students will be stationed at 12 different posts. Families can learn about ancient architecture, have their heart rate monitored, watch the Cable Club reel, and see an art installation. They can also learn about volume and pressure and see robotic soccer, basketball shooting and sailing. These are hands-on activities. STEM Coordinator Brandy Wilbur said the STEM program excites students about science, technology, engineering and math. That excitement inspires them to think about STEM-related college …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Presenters from 16 different science-based fields talked to eighth graders about occupations and avenues to pursue those occupations.
Ask these eighth graders what they want to be when they grow up and their answers vary greatly. Some say they have no clue. Some say they have a clue, and it is pulling them towards careers in software engineering, psychology and physical therapy. Some of them are getting a clue at Swampscott Middle School, Wednesday, May 2, at the Science, Technology, Math and Engineering focused Career Day. The goal this day is to show kids what is possible, career-wise, and how to get there, says event organizer and STEM teacher Adam Scharfenberger. It's one thing to see forensics practiced by actors on network television; it's a whole different perspective for the kids when they hear from someone working in the field, he says, before hurrying back to…