Fulton Science Academy Private School (FSAPS) kicked off Georgia’s annual “STEM” Day with more than 500 students, parent volunteers, and guests who joined together to celebrate the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Georgia STEM Day was created in 2012 by the Technology Association of Georgia and is an opportunity for schools, educators, students and companies to engage in activities that involve science, technology, engineering, and math. Because Fulton Science Academy is a STEAM school that also embraces the importance of the arts in its curriculum, several of the activities were cross-curricular in nature and involved art and music.
Energy in the school’s gymnasium was contagious this morning as representatives from the Georgia Tech Research Institute provided an interactive show (video clip available) that involved fire, physics, flying objects, and more!
Approximately 30 separate activities were meticulously planned by parent volunteer Alison Gurevich whose daughter is a high school student at FSA. Fulton Science Academy has 460 students who range in age from Pre-K through high school. Activities were tailored for each age group and were facilitated by parents who volunteered their time to help make the day a huge success.
Students followed a detailed schedule, rotating between stations, many of which involved hands-on experiments and a ton of creativity. Sample activities included:
· “A Science-Based Spectacle” - The Georgia Tech Research Institute Show
· The Fig Newton Workshop and Juggling Show
· Lunch at the Periodic Table
· Bruce Plazyk - Submarines
· “Music and Math Session” by Grammy Nominated musician, John Burke
· “Imagine That – Creation Station” - 3D Doodlers
· Star Wars: Glider Fighters
· Use the Force: Static Electricity and Levitation
· The Tower Challenge
· Origami Yoda
· 3D Art Effects
Seventh grader, Logan Kersey, said, “Today is always one of the best days of the year at Fulton Science Academy. Kids have a chance to rotate between stations, meet new people, see awesome experiments and just have fun.”
Kenan Sener, the principal of Fulton Science Academy Private School, agreed. “We are thrilled to kick off the 2017 GA STEM Day, which formally launches tomorrow (May 5). The types of skills that were demonstrated through these activities are vital for students who want to be successful in our 21st Century Workforce. We have always maintained that successful students are happy students; today was filled with wonder and excitement for our children and, thanks to our incredible parent volunteers and organizers, it was an experience our students won't ever forget."
About Fulton Science Academy
Fulton Science Academy Private School (FSAPS) has fostered a “yearn to learn” culture where students embrace an innovative, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum. FSA’s study body (Pre-K through high school) is diverse and reflects award-winning academic teams, competitive athletes, personal entrepreneurs, professional working actors, and award-winning critical thinkers. During the 2016-2017 school year, FSA will send seven academic teams to represent the state of Georgia in national and international tournaments. Built upon core values of excellence, innovation, and character, FSAPS has engineered a school of tomorrow, today. For more information, please visit http://www.fultonscienceacademy.