Mobile STEAM Museum visits E.M. Baker School

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E.M. Baker students use engineering skills to build a parabolic arch out of large foam blocks, while learning about the function of a keystone and how force is dispersed. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Public Schools)
E.M. Baker students use engineering skills to build a parabolic arch out of large foam blocks, while learning about the function of a keystone and how force is dispersed. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Public Schools)

The Mobile Ed STEAM Museum visited E.M. Baker School and transformed the gymnasium into a state-of-the-art children’s museum on Jan. 7–8.

All Baker classes in grades K–5 attended the museum to participate in fun, hands-on activities with a focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

One of those hands-on activities had students use engineering skills to build a parabolic arch out of large foam blocks, while learning about the function of a keystone and how force is dispersed.

This mobile museum program was made possible with support from the Baker PTA and parent volunteers.

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