Lee Road Students Dazzle At Board Meeting With Science Presentation
Lee Road Elementary School students donned their white lab coats and rubber gloves while attending the Feb. 8 Board of Education meeting to present a STEAM-based project.
Students in 4th and 5th grades in Eileen Vogel, Tina Vrachnas, Pamela Smith and Tina Napoli's classes showed attendees a glimpse into their Creativity in Science and 21st Century Skills unit. They discussed how learning through STEAM is both fun and beneficial in giving them skills for the future. Students have engaged in several STEAM activities this year, including building a marble rollercoaster, assembling a "doodle bot," building a straw rocket and constructing a tower out of marshmallows. They also learn many science-related vocabulary terms and skills, such as determination, analytical thinking, problem solving, perseverance and teamwork.
At the end of their presentation, the science equipment came out for 5th graders Casey Walsh and Antonio Zambrano's liquid works experiment. The gooey material created was handled with assistance by Board President Jennifer Messina.