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Kinder STEM Night at St. Luke's

October 24, 2016
By Webmaster

The St. Luke’s iLab was buzzing with activity on a recent Tuesday evening, as kindergarteners and their families used everyday materials to build and test boats, bridges and other structures during Kinder STEM Night. Susie Parker, chair of St. Luke’s STEM department, explained, “Tapping into a child's natural curiosity and creativity is simple via playful, age-appropriate projects which introduce skills and concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. In the iLab, students use the engineering design process to create and test their designs.”

The space is outfitted with 3-D printers, a robotics area, snap circuit kits, a textile center, and both hand and electric tools, although on this particular evening the children and their parents utilized simple supplies such as popsicle sticks, tape, and egg cartons. “Children are born scientists!” Parker enthused. “We are tapping into what is already there.”

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