STEM ST. JOHN HOSTING FREE, STEM SATURDAY FOCUSED ON ELECTRICITY & CIRCUITS AT REGALA GYM

Published 7:15 am Thursday, May 26, 2022

STEM St. John in partnership STEM NOLA powered by Entergy, St. John the Baptist Parish Government, St. John United Way and Marathon will host an in-person STEM Saturday event May 28 from 9:00am – 12:30pm at Regala Gym located at 194 Regala Park Road. All K-2nd grade scholars will have the opportunity to build and test their own flashlight and the 3rd-12th graders will build and test their own stoplight as they gain a basic understanding about circuits and electricity.

The event is designed to teach registered participants how electricity flows and help them understand circuits are used to power everyday devices. This is an opportunity for students to innovate, create and make with college interns and STEM professionals as we engage the youth of St. John the Baptist Parish and the surrounding areas in this vertical mentoring opportunity. STEM St. John is an affiliate of STEM Global Action, which provides children hands-on experiences with fun STEM-related projects that aim to build positive attitudes and confidence towards science, technology, engineering and math. 

WHO:
Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA & STEM Global Action Founder

WHERE:

Regala Gym 194 Regala Park Road, Reserve LA 70084


WHEN:

May 28, 2022
9am – 12:30pm

CONTACT:

Casey F. McGee, STEM NOLA Director of Communications
504-810-3565 / cmcgee@stemnola.com

  
Please review Saturday’s Schedule:
STEM SATURDAY Circuits and Electricity – May 28, 2022

8:30 – 8:50 a.m. – Participant Entry & Registration

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. – Welcome & Introduction

9:20 – 9:25 a.m. – “Alpha” the Robot Showcase

9:25 – 9:40 a.m.- Housing Grid Demonstration

***Kids moved to grade level room, tables assigned & parents released***

9:40 – 10:00 a.m. – Activity #1 (K-2: Paper Circuit) (3-12: Brush Bots)

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. – Activity #2 (K-2: Brush Bots) (3-12: Paper Circuits)

10:20 – 10:35 a.m. – Activity #3 (K-2: Edible Circuit) (3-12: Series Parallel Circuit)

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Activity #4 (3-12: Basketball Court Buzzer)

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. – Big Build (K-2: Flashlight) (3-12: Stoplight)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch Arrives

12:30 p.m. – Event Ends & Dismissal Begins