What/Where: The PTO of Edward Smith (located within walking distance of ESF, on the corner of Lancaster Ave and Broad Street) is planning on a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Evening open to Edward Smith Families and Staff.
When: Thursday, April 26th, 2012 from 5:45 until 8:00 p.m.
Who: ESF Graduate Students are encouraged to volunteer! To do so, contact Kay Scott.
Listed below is the schedule for our STEM evening:
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Set-up for Engineering Open Activities, Centers, Show and Meal
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meal for families, staff and volunteers of STEM evening.
5:45 p.m. - 6:30p.m. Variety of “Open STEM Activities” & Center Sign-Up
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. STEM Science Show by Dr. Gary Scott, SUNY-ESF
7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Center Activity (see below Center Activities)
7:20 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. Center Activity (see below Center Activities)
7:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Center Activity (see below Center Activities)
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Clean-up
We are looking for ESF Student Volunteers to help with the center activites and we could also use a few volunteers to help with the open activities.
Center Activities: ·
Trebuchet Demonstration and Marshmallow Catapult Build, children have the opportunity to learn about the mechanics of the trebuchet and catapult and then build their own marshmallow catapult and practice. Leader: Lillian Jeng ·
Make your own ice-cream: Children will learn about changes in matter and solutions and have the opportunity to make their own serving of ice-cream. Mrs. Kwiek and Edward Smith Science Students (will need additional leader) ·
Computer Programming: Leader: Michael Wheeler, see below for sample of the programming language or http://scratch.mit.edu ·
Laser Engraving: With help from the Nottingham HS Students and Mr. McGinty ·
Robotics: Leader: John Ashby ·
DNA of Strawberries: Leader: Mary Terrinoni ·
Squishy Circuits: Leader to be determined ·
Plant and Organic Matter Identification: Leaders: Valerie and Stephan
“Open STEM Activities” will include: Duplo Block Building, KNex, Lincoln Logs, Wood Blocks, Toilet Paper Tube and Paper Cup Towers, Calculator Riddles, Small Paper Box Building, X-ray Viewing, Color Spinners, Make a Flip Book, Pixel Magnification, plus other ideas. We would not be able to pay the volunteers but we could at least provide dinner which will be pasta, pizza, salad and dessert.