What floats your boat? Registration open for STEM Saturday

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 18, 2022

RESERVE — Registration is open for STEM St. John’s free in-person STEM Saturday scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25 at REGALA Gymnasium in Reserve. This event is open to all kindergarten through 12th grade students in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Kindergarten through second grade scholars will have the opportunity to build and test their own paper plate boat, and the third through 12th graders will build and test their own swamp boat. The event is designed to teach participants the characteristics of an object that allows it to float. Students will also understand how the weight of an object can affect its ability to float.
All required materials will be provided when students arrive.

Register here: <https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001wB99SAGoxHCvpuXXiB84WMF2Z5PlKEWhWMQO9PwzB1RPGuuxUObkHh2pnHPhWcDR4CfUr8oWvUh13kLWaCV0E7b2kkbbg0yXnmbkXZ6ONzbUD9qwdo7rh-B0kIvuZMynuVVVY8vQvplcoq7pr–lJ14Dchovq8IL&c=6tqT1mXrEUGdR4m4DLF2ne0F11L51zgqFW62rttMr–9oCPuIf40fQ==&ch=m26SSs93P1C3L4aSxwRXFMYorpqRXeWSHrmV7XkL-sw-O1dqumqYNQ==>

Families should also be aware of upcoming STEM NOLA in-person summer camps. Topics include friction, force & motion; technology and coding; chemistry and biology; environmental science and more.

Details and dates can be found at https://stemnola.com/stem-nola-summer-camps/ .

Children in St. John Parish learned all about structures and design in April. Local sixth through 12th grade scholars had the opportunity to build and test their own wooden ferris wheel, while third through fifth graders built and tested a wooden windmill and kindergarten through second grade students built a house structure.
The event was designed to teach participants what it takes to create a structurally sound building designs that can be replicated in the real world. By the end of the event, students were also able to identify the different parts of a working structure and understand their importance.