During a fun-filled evening of creativity, Wantagh Elementary School students and their families explored the various science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities showcased during the school’s annual Maker Fair.
As part of the district’s STEAM curriculum, Makerspace brings students together in a designated space to design and create so they can discover, invent and understand principles through hands-on learning, Principal Dr. Randee Bonagura explained.
Prior to the event, the school held a T-shirt logo contest, and fifth-graders Kaitlin Rapuano and Macen Wood submitted the winning front and back T-shirt designs, respectively. During the evening, participants visited the Explorateria where they coded with Chromebooks and worked with Ozobots, Cubelets and Dash and Dot robots.
Students made slime, rice snowmen, cork boats, binary and LED bracelets and used their creativity to design with duct tape and more. In addition, students made holiday cards for veterans, pet toys for local animal shelters and/or welcome home decorations for the family.
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.