Godwin Heights — “Wow!” and “Holy cow!” were just some of the comments from spectators when sixth-grader Ethan Bently shot off his water-pressurized rocket.
The rocket launch was one of several brain-building projects featured at the Godwin Heights’ annual STEM Night at the high school on Sept. 20. The event, which was for students in sixth-12th grades and their families, focused on science, technology, engineering and math activities.
Some of the other activities included computer coding, personal finance, creating a hexagon kaleidoscope, an estimation game and building with LEGOs.
A popular station was a rain cloud experiment where students used droppers to drip colored water on shaving cream that floated in a cup of water. The idea was for the students to discover how much water it takes to accumulate in a cloud before it starts raining. Once the shaving cream cloud got too heavy, the colored water would fall through.
High school instructional specialist Melissa Musial said STEM Night is an opportunity to build a bridge between the middle and high school, as well as give parents an opportunity to see what their students are learning in the classroom.
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