A local elementary school, Laurel Park, recently held a STEAM (STEM+ART) night for their students and we gladly participated. It was a welcome challenge, given that most of our previous outreach has been targeted at high school-aged students. We designed two activities that the kids were pretty excited about:

  • X-Ray zoo: We asked kids to match the animal to its x-ray to explore how an animal’s physical appearance mirrors features of its skeleton.
  • Lego Modeling: how can we use Lego bricks to investigate computer assisted modeling, and why does resolution matter?