There was lots to explore at the Fourth Annual STEAM night, held yesterday at the Schoharie Central School. The Initiative was proud to be a part of this fun night dedicated to exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Students in grades 4-8 were able to attend sections on topics that interest them, doing everything from building lava lamps and making slime to programming in the computer lab. In our robotics section, students learned the basics of programming a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot, writing increasingly-complex programs to guide their robots using ultrasonic and color sensors. Students had fun watching their robots navigate a simple course laid out on the floor.
In our littleBits section, students had a chance to build working, electronic circuits, using the littleBits platform. littleBits are small circuit boards, or "bits" that snap together with magnets. Each bit has a function, such as light, sound, sensors, or buttons. Students had fun building projects from the littleBits book, like buzzing alarms and an "art bot."
It was great to see some familiar faces and to meet new students excited by science. We hope to see you all again next year!