Making a Night of STEAM

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Students, families and other district community members gathered together for an evening of 21st Century learning during the second annual STEAM Night, hosted at W.T. Clarke High School and Middle School on March 26.

The STEAM Committee organized more than 60 educational activities throughout W.T. Clarke’s classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasium and auditorium. District administrators and teachers were joined by student volunteers from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School. Together, these people organized and facilitated the various activities for the children and their parents.

Activities were designed based on suggested topics for specific grade levels. During the workshops, students had opportunities to build snow forts using marshmallows, test objects to see if they would sink or float, code with blocks to make a “Dash and Dot” perform, conduct a mock crime scene, create slime with glue and detergent and so much more. 

A special thanks to Director of Mathematics and Science, Debra Harley and the entire STEAM Committee for their hard work and organization. Additional gratitude is due to Nassau BOCES for their assistance as well as the more than 100 district teachers and students that helped to administer the activities.