Above, a student plays math game.
Submitted photos and press release:
Bergen -- Byron-Bergen Elementary School presented the inaugural STEAM Fair on Tuesday, May 21.
STEAM -- Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics -- students shared their accomplishments with their schoolmates and community. The fair was the culmination of months of learning, exploring and creativity.
“The most amazing thing about this event is how accomplished the work is,” said Byron-Bergen Elementary School Principal Brian Meister. “The students really take ownership of the day.
"They supervise the games that they have designed, present the science and art projects that they completed, and are truly proud of their achievements. We are all proud.”
During the school day, students enjoyed activities including yoga ball plinko. The classic game of chance transformed into a fully interactive, outdoor, relay race as students rolled yoga balls down a hill of bumper posts to try to earn the most points in a given time period.
While outside, students also learned how to reuse scavenged items to make new products like Big Head Boxes with visiting students from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Inside, students enjoyed face painting, math games, science project presentations, and a K-6 visual art exhibition.
In the evening, the fair opened to the public featuring many of the day’s activities in addition to interactive robot basketball, a robot golf course designed by Byron-Bergen students, and virtual reality field trips.
Photos by Gretchen Spittler.
Below, an RIT student demonstrates “Big Head Box.”
Below, a student shows artwork.
Below, students play yoga ball plinko.