New Club Encourages STEM Learning, Creativity

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Students in third and fourth grade at Riley Elementary School have been fully engaged in science, technology, engineering and math activities as part of a new MakerSpace Club. 

The club, held after school on Wednesdays and run by library media specialist Amelia Estevez-Creedon, provides students with an outlet to design, experiment, build and invent.  

“It is a club where students can give life, shape, function and purpose to their ideas,” said Estevez-Creedon. “They apply knowledge, skills and tools from a wide range of content areas and experiences to create and design.”

To date, club members have explored architecture by building with blocks, learned the basics of coding using Ozobots, developed their own science experiments, designed projects with beads and duct tape, and tested their invention skills using Makey Makey, an electronic invention tool. They also have access to the school’s 3-D printer.    #ThisIsRiverhead