Discovery S.T.E.M. Night

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 3/3/2013

DSC03201 Each student carried a passport listing the activities for family Discovery STEM Night. After they had received stamps for completing at least six activities, students received a prize…a Curiosity lithograph/mini poster. Dr. Sullivan is holding one below. Allyson Greene, Leland Melvin, Laurie SullivanScience Enrichment Teacher Allyson Greene, Astronaut Leland Melvin, and Project Discovery Teacher Laurie Sullivan Part of Mrs. Bratt’s Principal’s Message: The month ended with our exciting Discovery S.T.E.M. Night on February 28. Astronaut Leland Melvin and NASA scientist and Barrett parent George Tahu were our featured speakers. Excellent student projects were displayed in the library and hallways. In addition to our first ever S.T.E.M. book fair, there were videoconferences with NASA, Angry Birds, Human Hamster Ball, scientists from NASA headquarters, Measurement demonstrations, and Night Sky Observations. Many thanks go to Project Discovery teacher Laurie Sullivan, FLES Science teachers Allyson Greene and Susan Garman, and Math Coach Che Abdeljawad for coordinating this wonderful evening for us and to all the staff members who turned out to man the activities. Students learned about astronaut Leland Melvin in the weeks leading up to STEM Night. What a thrill to meet him in person! DSC02899DSC01788DSC02987DSC02986DSC03047DSC02989DSC03057DSC03021DSC03022DSC03018DSC03025DSC03026DSC03027DSC03002DSC03005DSC03008DSC03000DSC03062DSC03058DSC03044DSC03039 The 5th grade chorus performed several songs in honor of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride. Click the video above to hear one of the songs or follow this link Follow this link to see the Human Hamster Ball in Action During the day ABC7 Weather Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff visited Barrett with his Storm Chaser van!DSC02932DSC02953DSC02969Before and after STEM night students shared their projects during Science Enrichment Classes086 The following photos are from lessons leading up to Discovery STEM Night: Some years ago Barrett students Jesse and Malayika researched Apollo 11 and created a stop-motion production using my models (toys) to share the exciting adventure. As we were honoring Neil Armstrong during STEM Night, I showed the DVD to most of the students at BarrettDSC02834DSC02838DSC02854DSC02750DSC02902DSC02784DSC02804DSC02801DSC02542DSC02668DSC02571DSC02576DSC02577DSC02591DSC02587 View more photos here: