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Family STEM nights presented by ISU students


Groups of teams worked on science projects during recent elementary family STEM nights held in the district. Pictured is a group taking part in the event at Rogers Elementary School on Feb. 18.

Franklin, Rogers and Fisher elementary schools recently hosted family STEM nights at each school.

Iowa State University students from WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) were on hand challenging families to build the highest tower possible using only gumdrops and uncooked spaghetti.

In addition, fourth grade student volunteers directed other stations where families participated in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities.

“It was a lot fun watching the families actively engaged in science,” said Deb Christenson, elementary Extended Learning Program teacher. “Also, it was good experience for the fourth grade students to demonstrate leadership while providing a service to their school.”