Family STEAM Night at Trinity

More than 130 families participated in Trinity Elementary School’s Family STEAM Night last month participating in hands-on science activities and learning about pollinators.

The event, for students in grades 2 – 4 included engineering activities such as building a tower with different sized cups and popsicle sticks, exploring vibrations and sound by creating and playing harmonicas, and discovering forces and motion by creating a wrecking ball device.  

Sphero robots and Makey Makey circuit kits were available for even more exploration. 

Students and families explored polarized lenses with a parent volunteer and engineer, Omer Uzun, and two high school student volunteers.

Several members of the New Rochelle High School Robotics Team and their advisor, Maria Walsh, were on hand to guide the activities. 

Two volunteers from Healthy Yards New Rochelle, Robert Finkelstein and Roderic Rolett, spoke to the students and parents about the importance of pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and birds. Students took a pledge to learn more about and protect pollinators.

“It was a wonderful evening of fun and learning through STEAM activities,” said STEAM teacher Terri Agravat.