Westbrook Elementary School's Science Committee seeks to increase student awareness of and interest in applied science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with a particular focus on environmental issues. The committee provides multiple opportunities for students to participate in learning experiences that empower students to make a difference in their school and community. This group creates a rich program of STEM activities and assemblies for students throughout the school year.
In 2017-2018, the Committee sponsored the following activities:
· A visit from American University chemistry professors during National Chemistry Week (10/23). The professors led Westbrook students in chemistry-related activities.
· STEM Career Day (1/19/18) featured Westbrook community members who spoke to the students about their work in science, engineering, medicine and technology. Students learned about building bridges, 3-D printing for medicine, the human brain, bending of light, computer recognition, F-35 jets, drones and much more.
· A Science Fair (4/18/18) open to all students. The first annual Science Fair allowed students the chance to learn about and apply the scientific method and then share their discoveries with the community.
· Special Earth Week recess activities, a school-wide clean-up and a bake sale led by 5th grade Aqua Eagles.
The 2018-19 school year activities will be announced shortly!