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West Geauga and Kiwanis Partner to Offer Full Day STEM Experience During Yearly Fair
Each year, the West Geauga Schools and the Chesterland Kiwanis partner together to help elementary, middle school and high school students develop an appreciation for STEM projects.
During the full day event, Kiwanis members and West Geauga students, teachers and parents take the time to present individual research, participate in Junk Box Wars and take advantage of exhibits.
One of the most enjoyable challenges during the day is the Junk Box Wars event. Said Kristin Gregory, Science Department Chair, β€œTeams were challenged to build a device that would rotate a weight (hex nut) the most times around a minimum six inch radius in a clockwise direction. The device had to be powered by a mousetrap and work on its own once triggered.”
Kiwanis members work with students to assist them with using tools and safety procedures.
Said Kiwanis President-Elect, Jeff Kershaw, β€œThe goal of STEM Fair is to help students use some of what they are learning in the classroom to investigate, compete and hopefully have some fun in the areas of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We are proud to say that West Geauga Schools has always been our best partner in this service and we look forward to that partnership moving forward.”
Also at the STEM Fair were representatives from Kent State Geauga to provide information on STEM curriculum options and Mike Sustin of the Science Department who set up the Star Lab with presentations for the exhibitors and families.
Pictured: Kiwanis member, Robert Schwarz, Amirah White, Charles Contizano
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