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Chaparral Elementary holds first STEAM night

Chaparral Elementary School held its first STEAM Night Feb. 1 to celebrate and continue science, technology, engineering, arts and math education for students!

Grade level teams at the Gilbert school each facilitated two STEAM activities in which students and families could participate. A few of the activities included: “How many drops of water can you place on a penny?” “How much iron is in cereal?” and “Sink or Float and Earthquake Engineering.”

Robotics students from Williams Field High School and Cooley Middle School joined the Chaparral Robotics team to build excitement and momentum for the program by showcasing ozobots and robots.

In addition to STEAM Activities, a silent art auction was held. More than 40 students and staff members donated their own artwork for the event. The public bid on the art pieces throughout STEAM night, raising almost $400.00, with proceeds to go toward next year’s STEAM Night!

“We appreciate the students, staff, parents and families support of a very successful first STEAM Night at Chaparral. We look forward to making this an annual event for years to come,” Principal Kristine Hanson said.