Sience project

Wyatt Shaffett and Ava Straight are pictured building Noah’s Ark.

A new summer program at St. Andrew’s School helped students develop its science, technology, religion, engineering, art and mathematics skills through a number of hands-on activities.

Each week had a focus and incorporated a wide range of exciting and educational learning experiences. Week one was titled “Plants Alive and Kitchen Chemistry.”

Week two was preschool week and included plants, color fun, kitchen chemistry, waterworks, and motion.

Week three was “Magnificent Motion.”

Week four was “Waterworks and Scientists Delight.”

Some of the things the students investigated:

• Can you make plastic from milk?

• Can you see sound moving in a cool and colorful way?

• Can a foil boat hold heavy objects? Can you turn peanuts into peanut butter using a block of wood? Can you make a paper net that will be strong enough to hold fifteen golf balls?

• Can you adjust a paper airplane so it will fly far and straight down a real runway?

Highlights from the program included trips to West’s Country Mart produce section, Kaw Valley Nursery, the Abilene Airport and the Eisenhower Center Grounds.

The summer program was funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Dickinson County. The St. Andrew’s Summer School Program is also partially funded by the Richard Lowry Memorial Fund, which supports special programs for St. Andrew’s students.

The STREAM program will continue to be incorporated at St. Andrew’s during the school year as part of its school improvement process.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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