Students dressed in costumes roamed the halls of Northport High School on Oct. 15 as they participated in more than 25 Halloween-themed STEM activities.
The third annual STEM Family night was a huge success as parents joined their children as they watched in awe as green smoke billowed from a test tube near the Crazy Chemistry Concoctions station.
Kindergarteners through fifth graders enjoyed activities including Sphero and VEX Robots, Turn and Learn Magnetic Gears, 3D spiderwebs and hexbugs, and a variety of math, games, puzzles and engineering challenges.
Students also took a crack at some growth mindset activities that challenged them to create structures using uncooked spaghetti and mini marshmallows, or build a tower of plastic cups while only using a rubber band and string. A growth mindset is a concept that a person’s abilities can be developed through practice hard work, dedication and motivation.
“The annual Elementary STEM Family Night was a spooky, spectacular success,” Science, Technology and Engineering Education Chairperson David Storch said.