Harley Avenue Primary School students in the Elwood Union Free School District recently participated in a day of STEM enrichment made possible by teacher Renee Spanos’s ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Teacher Impact Grant.
Through a number of appropriate grade-level STEM activities, students had the opportunity to explore their creativity and challenge themselves inside the classroom.
Kindergarten students tested out catapults and built straw, stick and brick houses for the three little pigs while first-graders learned about bridges and then constructed their own. They also completed engineering challenges with a partner.
In addition, second-grade students built and floated junk boats and worked with their peers to engineer a device to send Principal Elissa Millan a secret message atop a tower.