STEAM Event Reminder plus request for donated things and parent help (1/27@530PM)


Dear Ed Smith Families,

Organizer Kay Scott asks me to remind you of the STEAM event next week on January 27th at 530pm.  This event looks like a lot of fun and learning and we hope you’ll mark your calendar and make plans to be there!  Your kids will love it.

In order to make this event a success, two things are still needed:

  1. Parents to help. If you are able to help for one hour, please contact Kay Scott at kayascott [at] yahoo [dot] com or call or text at 315-491-0612.
  2. Donations of things that no longer work that kids could take apart for the deconstruction center.  There is a box in the main office for the donated things.

Kay appreciates the parents who have already stepped up to help, along with the college students who are volunteering their time.  She will be sending an email to all volunteers both Friday evening (1/22), and Tuesday (1/26).

Thanks for reading and see you at the event!
The 4th Annual Edward Smith K-8 STEAM Event
A Free Family Fun Ed Smith PTO Event and Rocket Contest*
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All families are invited to come and explore many different hands-on STEAM activities (centers).
A light meal of pizza, veggies, fruit and beverages will be available.
Some of the centers that will be available:
  • Catapult  and Trebuchet Center +
  • Paper Rocket Creation, Launch and Design Contest
  • Edward Smith K-8 PTO, The Physics and Engineering of Marble Rollercoasters
  • OCCRA Recycling Center and Bean Bag Toss,  Game of Probability
  • Fireworks in a Jar Chemistry Experiment +
  •  Roman Arch Construction Center +
  • Spinning Top Creation and Testing:  Color and Motion +
  • Nottingham and Edward Smith Robotics and Technology Team,  Robotics Testing
  • Edward Smith Green Team
  • Veterinary Medicine, Science and X-Rays
  • The Magic of Math, Mobius Strips and Flexagons +
  • Construction Center and Deconstruction Center +
  • Giant Soma Cube Puzzles from MoMath (Museum of Math NYC) +
  • Historic Technology:  The Typewriter and the Syracuse Connection +
  • Information about upcoming Science Fairs:  CNYSEF (MOST), SUNY-ESF, Ed Smith
We need adult/student help to run the centers noted with a +.  For questions or to help please contact:  Kay Scott at kayascott [at] yahoo [dot] com or call/text at 315-491-0612, Thank You!
We also need donated things to take apart for the deconstruction center: Household fans, telephones, children’s toys, clocks, coffee makers, DVD players, boom box, keyboards, anything that doesn’t work that would fit on a table, please no hazardous things. There is a box in the main office.
*Rocket Contest:  Students can bring in a rocket made out of paper (using only paper and masking tape), that can be painted or decorated, that will fits on a ½’’ SCH40 PVC pipe (please note that the outside diameter is 0.84 inches or approx.. 7/8 inch).  Rocket can be any length.   Prizes (1st, $30.00, 2nd, $20.00 and 3rd, $10.00) for the rockets that travels the farthest and a second set of prizes for the best rocket paint job/design/decoration.  Contest Sponsored by:  Tupper Property
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