On Thursday, February 9, Dilworth Elementary was packed with students eager to participate in the Second Annual Science Family Fun Night. Over 300 students participated in 10 different hands-on STEM activities. The event was a huge success and is a tribute to what is possible when different committees within the school work together to improve educational opportunities for all students.
Dilworth Science Family Fun Night was initiated by the School Community Council (SCC) Committee as part of the School Improvement Plan (SIP). The activity and events were organized by a committee of parents. Included in the evening’s activities was a fundraiser dinner hosted and served by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). In addition, the activities were run by supportive parents and teachers. The result was a science activity that will not soon be forgotten by students.
Through the efforts of many, students were able to experience a myriad of science activities that covered a broad range of potential interests. Children could be found launching rockets, making slime, holding a snake, experiencing electricity, knocking down cups with air cannons, meeting a hawk and owl, learning about fossils, creating structures to withstand an earthquake shake, or using a green screen to be in a movie. Students were even able to try and protect an egg as it dropped from the second floor of the building in hopes that it wouldn’t crack!
Even though Dilworth’s Science Family Fun Night only lasts one night, its impact on our students is long lasting. Our teachers are constantly working to provide the highest level of instruction. Our Science Night works in conjunction with them by providing them with passionate engaged learners. We are excited about the young scientists being developed at Dilworth Elementary and look forward to providing them with new opportunities again next year.
Check out the photo gallery to see some photos of the other events held during the evening.