West Hempstead Family STEAM Night

West Hempstead Family STEAM Night Photo

Families and students of the district attended Family STEAM Night at the district’s middle school on May 31. The evening, organized by high school students enrolled in Advanced Placement science courses, engaged participants in a variety of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities.

Accompanied by their families, students in elementary and middle school enjoyed a variety of educational activities, including making slime, building marshmallow catapults, creating water bottle bird feeders, viewing a dissection of sheep organs, building terrariums and working with 3-D printers and pens.

“Family STEAM Night is a wonderful opportunity for our high school students to educate younger students and their families in the areas of STEAM,” said the district’s Director of Science, Joseph Cangemi. “The goal of the evening is develop in these younger students an appreciation, understanding and possibly a desire to pursue a career in one of these disciplines.”

The district is proud to offer its students and community the resources and opportunity to explore the areas of STEAM.