Huntington UFSD is collaborating with SCOPE Education Services on an after school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) enrichment program for students in grades K-5.
The program will run at Woodhull Intermediate School and Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School on Thursday, January 16, 23 and 30; February 6, 13 and 27 and March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
The program will also run on those same dates at Flower Hill, Jefferson, Southdown and Washington primary schools from 3:45-4:45 p.m.
The course fee is $150 and payable to SCOPE. Online registration is available at https://scopeonline.ce.eleyo.com/. Click on Enrichment and then Huntington Enrichment. Need more information? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-360-0800 extension 133.
“We will be covering different fields of STEAM each week, such as chemistry experiments like creating homemade play-dough and mixing rainbow slime, engineering challenges such as building a toothpick tower and Alka-Seltzer rockets, and art projects like 3D puffy paint and creating pasta and gum tessellations along with much more,” Huntington science teacher Matthew Liguori said.
“Primary STEAM” is being offered to students in grades K-1. “This course is designed to enhance children’s thinking skills by having them participate in exciting and stimulating science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities,” according to a promotional flyer. “Children will build projects, spend time in observation stations and use art materials to record experiences.”
“STEAM Challenge” is being offered to students in grades 2-3. “Do you like to explore and discover new things?” asks the program flyer. “If so, join us as we explore the world using interactive experiments that will be sure to spark your imagination. This hands-on class will include activities that incorporate aspects of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Students will engage in challenges like building a toothpick tower and other fun science and art activities. All will be sure to have a blast, so let the challenge begin!”
Huntington UFSD fourth and fifth graders can register for the “Extreme STEAM” course. “This challenging class is designed for those students who are curious and love to design their own projects,” according to the program flyer. “Design and build an Alka-Seltzer rocket, learn about density by building your own lava lamp. Find out what it takes to make your own bubble gum! Learn the art of problem-solving and how to improve your designs for improved speed or distance. Join us in Extreme STEAM as we set off to have some fun!”