The Cambridge Expanded Learning (EL) STEAM Network hosted an evening full of rockets, robots and race cars; providing an open space for students of all ages to engage in maker-minded activities. Families and students gathered at the Peabody School on Wednesday, June 17th to enjoy hands-on activity tables including: making their own “edible” race car, an interactive splatter paint pendulum, creating music with the MaKey MaKey, and pressure powered rockets.
The Lesley STEAM Team table was hopping with bristle bot robots and draw bot designs of all sizes and shapes. One very engaged third grade, who made himself comfortable inventing at the table for an hour, shared with us: “I’ve wanted a chance to use motors all my life.” The Lesley Team was proud to be part of such an exciting event, especially in providing the space for students to engage in materials and tools with which they felt a deep connection and interest. We’re thrilled to be part of the upcoming EL STEAM Network Event at the “STEAM in the Port” Fletcher Maynard Academy on Thursday, October 8th.