PHOTOS: Lower School STEAM Night Showcases and Celebrates Student Programs and Projects

St. Margaret’s celebrated and showcased STEAM programs and projects during the eighth annual Lower School STEAM Night in Campaigne Center this week.
The night featured student work, popular activities and hands-on exhibits. Among the highlights:
  • Every student in the Lower School had a STEAM or science project on display, including an interdisciplinary house project completed by the new grade 4 STEAM block.
  • Animals were brought in for attendees to view, hold and touch. The expanded animal collection this year included porcupines, hedgehogs, an armadillo and various reptiles.
  • St. Margaret’s First Lego League and the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams showed off their creations and let attendees try them out.
  • The Lower School and Middle School green teams ran booths highlighting their programs.
  • Food harvested from the Lower School Outdoor Classroom garden was available for tasting.
  • Upper School science teacher James Lincoln conducted demonstrations using liquid nitrogen.
  • Students had the opportunity to operate an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
  • The Upper School medical initiative club, and the after-school MedTac program set up a medical corner where attendees could learn more about CPR and other medical-related techniques.
  • An augmented-reality area was set up for students to try the latest interactive technology.
“The Lower School STEAM Night is an opportunity to showcase the great STEAM work our students are doing on a daily basis here at St. Margaret’s,” Lower School science teacher David Beshk said. “Truly, this is our everyday in STEAM, and adding to that several engaging activities like the underwater ROV and the animals made this a fun night for the Tartan community.”
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