STEM Day Allows Parents to Share & Shine

On Friday, October 18, 2019, Carlthorp School celebrated STEM Day, a special day dedicated to blending science, technology, engineering, and math to highlight for our students that these four subjects can be taught through "experiential learning."
Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. 
Led by our science teachers, the day was so magical because of the professional expertise of our parent volunteers who brought workshops and booths to life through “hands on” learning experiences throughout the day. Over 90 parents and grandparents volunteered to help! The depth and breadth of learning that took place is exemplified in the workshops and booths listed below.
Lava Lamps
Wind Power
The Breathing System
Hot Air Balloons
Paper Airplane Launchers
Light & Color
Cloud Chambers
Infrared Light
Fossil Hunting
Math Games
Introduction to Architecture
States of Matter
CompScience - Assembling a CPU Tower
Food Science
Ice Creamology
Arthroscopic Surgery
Heat and Survival
Investigating Angry Birds (Coordinate Planes)

Weather Booth
Organ Dissection
Milk Color Explosion
Miracle Fruit
Facial Reconstruction Surgery
Balancing Tricks
Heart Rate Monitors
Pom Pom Catapults
Days like STEM Day not only build a sense of community but also demonstrate to our children that science is engaging, exciting, and fun!