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An Evening of STEAM in East Meadow

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W.T. Clarke Middle School and W.T. Clarke High School were transformed into a STEAM convention center during a night of interactive educational activities on March 30.

Students and families of the East Meadow School District celebrated 21st-century learning at the district’s annual STEAM Night. Coordinated by Debra Harley, the district’s director of math and science, students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade had over 30 educational activities to choose from. Along with their families, students explored the burgeoning disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.

Students took part in numerous activities such as learning how to code Dash and Dot robots to control their movements, stacking cups to see who could make the tallest tower, creating paper chains using construction paper, turning ordinary objects into instruments, constructing 2D and 3D shapes out of toothpicks and marshmallows and creating beautiful artwork using magnets and paint.

More than 65 of the district’s teachers and over 50 high school student helpers planned and administered each of the evening’s events which contributed the event’s success. “It’s been two years since we had this event and it was clear people were looking forward to a family night of fun, learning and socializing. The turnout was incredible! We are so glad we were able to hold this in person event for the community,” said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. David Casamento.

Date Added: 4/1/2022