The UNCP School of Education, in partnership with the Public Schools of Robeson County, held a Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Day for students in grades K-8 and their families on March 24.
The event drew 96 students from 22 schools across the region who took part in 19 hands-on activities led by teacher candidates and other student volunteers.
They chose to participate in activities ranging from activities such as “catapults,” where students designed and built catapults using a plastic spoon, rubber bands, and craft sticks to launch pom-poms, to “snap circuits” where they completed circuit challenges to light a bulb, activate an alarm, or create a motion detector.
Parents were also provided with informative newsletters that were created by teacher candidates in the elementary education program to extend their children’s learning at home.
Originally published March 30, 2018.