Family Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Night

Jennings Annual STEM Night will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 6:15-8:00 for students in grades K-5. It’s an awesome night for students and their parents to play math games, explore coding on the computers, and investigate science and engineering through hands-on activities. This year the math and computer activities will be available to ALL families throughout the night but PARENTS MUST REGISTER FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES. Below is a list of the science and engineering activities. Parents can sign up for the 2 activities, and should plan to explore with their children. Flyers will be coming home this week and should be sent back to the main office. Registration closes on Friday, February 12th. We are excited about a great night and hope many Jennings students can participate in this night devoted to math and science. Any questions please email Kathleen Ruppertkruppert@fairfieldschools.org

  1. Three Little Pigs-Given a variety of materials families design and build a structure to withstand the huffing and puffing (blow dryer) of the Big Bad Wolf. Can you create the most price efficient and sturdy structure?
  2. Hoop Gliders– Different wings can be better for different kinds of flight. Come explore hoop gliders and see which kinds of “wings” will make your glider soar the farthest.
  3. Whatever Floats Your Boat- Design a boat made from aluminum foil. Test your boat to see how much weight it can hold and how fast it can sail across the water (when blown with a straw.)
  4. Bumper Coasters– Families will investigate how hills give roller coasters energy by experimenting with a model “bumper coaster”. Can you keep the bumper coaster cars away from the alligators?JenningsSTEM2016-1.docx

We are looking for volunteers to help out with these activities.  If you are free to work at one or both of the sessions during STEM night, please contact Mary Lasso (marylasko@hotmail.com) or Rena Paris (renaparis@yahoo.com) to let us know.  Thank you!