Interactive learning experience for students
Traveling STEAM Museum provides interactive learning experience to students
Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School’s 2016-17 theme is “Full STEAM Ahead” – and the theme was put into motion beginning on the first day of school.
STEAM is a global, educational approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into the classroom, helping to create critical thinkers and enable the next generation of innovators.
The “Full STEAM Ahead” theme, which was created by Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School with students, teachers, and parents in mind, is representative of the work being done toward the shared vision of Westtown-Thornbury becoming a model 21st century teaching and learning school.
In conjunction with this year’s theme, the shared vision, and associated initiatives, the school and its Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) invited Mobile Ed’s STEAM Museum to set up shop in their gymnasium. Students were invited by grade level to participate in the interactive, handson learning experience on Oct. 10.
The STEAM Museum experience opened with NAO, a humanoid robot, who came to life and interacted with the students, creating quite a memorable moment for everyone in the room.
A Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School student interacts with a plasma sphere. Plasma, the fourth state of matter, are energized gases – and students had the opportunity to safely touch the plasma sphere while observing the electrifying results.
Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School’s STEAM Museum experience opened with NAO, a humanoid robot, who came to life and interacted with the students, creating quite a memorable moment for everyone in the room.
Students put their potential energy to use by converting it into kinetic energy – they hopped on a stationary bike and pedaled as fast as they could to generate electricity, which in turn lit up lights connected to the bike.