New Canaan Public Schools
- New Canaan Public Schools
East School Moves Full STEAM Ahead
On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, East School hosted its annual STEAM Night to investigate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics connections as a learning community.
Local community groups contributed to the success of the event by sharing a wealth of resources with our East students and families. In addition to state-of-the-art technology, like the New Canaan Library’s voice-activated robot and 3-D printer, we witnessed the appeal of many “low tech” engineering and design activities. Our students were captivated by the area devoted to marshmallow-and-toothpick building and also the Rube Goldberg room filled with tubes, string, masking tape, wooden blocks, marbles and race cars. Flying paper airplanes in the gym kept a crowd eagerly engaged and many could not believe how complicated some of the designs could be. (Hint: These all make great snow-day home activities too!)