Bringing Science to Life

Bringing Science to Life

Corina Pulisic, Guest Writer

Farmingdale’s annual STEAM night brought a different perspective of science to the children in the community.

Every year Farmingdale High School hosts STEAM night to share the joys of science with the younger kids in the community. STEAM night is a great opportunity for the elementary school kids to learn more about science and participate in fun experiments. The older kids walk the younger kids through the different experiments and explain the science behind them. The kids can go to any experiment they have interest in or make them the most curious. 

This year, over 700 people signed up to come, and even more showed up that night. The kids conducted fun experiments such as growing sponge animals in water, playing with slime, making and throwing paper airplanes, making some delicious ice cream, seeing how electric guitars work, and so much more. Every science lesson was disguised as a fun experiment to help the little ones realize that learning doesn’t have to be a chore. When kids get used to the idea that learning can be fun, they start to enjoy learning more, without even realizing it. Having STEAM night helps the younger generation become engaged in science and it makes it easier for them to comprehend the topics that were studied that night. 

This year’s annual event had a great turnout that Farmingdale is very proud of. There were many teachers from six different schools in the district that helped to organize the night and even conduct some experiments. With triple digits of volunteers from Science Honor Society, Women in STEM, Robotics, Playcrafters, Real Harmony, Science Research Club, Science Olympiads and more, the night was truly a team effort. The different groups and clubs came together to show kids the limitless possibilities science can bring.