CFJ students spent time with high school students as part of STEM Day, a day set aside for elementary students to learn from high school students about all the fun activities, clubs and careers there are in science, technology, engineering and math.
UEHS students in STEM classes and clubs put together presentations and activities for CFJ students.
TigerTronics brought the robot they used for last year’s competition and put it through its paces, including shooting balls into a goal and climbing up a rope.
Mathletes is for students who enjoy thinking outside the box. UEHS students choose an interesting math topic each year to present to the elementary students. This year was platonic solids. High school students folded balloons into tetrahedrons and then helped the students make their own tetrahedron structures from straws.
Students in Biology club discussed collecting water from the Susquehanna River and filtering the water using a Buchner funnel to collect cellular debris on the filter paper.
Envirothon students presented some of the activities they do to prepare for the Regional Competition in the spring. Envirothon involves teams of up to five students who study forestry, aquatics, wildlife, soils, and a current issue that changes each year. Students made an interactive display with a variety of skulls and some fake scat for the students to try to match with the animal picture. They also described ways to tell one skull from another, discussing the niche of the animal.
Principles of Engineering, Science Research and Medical Pathways students all brought activities and information to share with CFJ.
Thank you to all the CFJ staff who made this day possible and to U-E teachers Tim Newton, Doug Hubert, Theresa Bartoy, Deb Daugherty and Terre Trupp for bringing over your students to inspire and teach our young Tigers!