STEAM Extravaganza at WRT

The second annual STEAM Extravaganza, hosted by the Westchester Reform Temple’s Early Childhood Center, was filled with young scientists of all ages on May 29. Children and friends of ECC families were able to explore a multitude of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math investigations, a culminating celebration of the STEAM learning that goes on throughout their school year. Challenges included engineering structures stronger than the Big Bad Wolf, painting with the power of pH, defying physics at the Ramp It Up Inquiry Zone, and creating edible rainbows while investigating the visible spectrum. Young scientists outsmarted crocodiles while solving mathematical equations, explored diffusion with colorful artwork, and engineered bridges to support extraordinary loads. “It was so special to see our families come together to explore STEAM, and the energy in the room was exciting,” said Sue Tolchin, director of the ECC.  Special guest RoboThink invited children to create and mobilize robots, and Rad Lab provided color changing thermochromic cups for the families to enjoy with their dinner. Pictured from left, WRT/ECC teachers Karen Klein and Susan Matluck.

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