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Foster Elementary Students Test Hands-on Skills during STEAM Night

Students and families from Baldwin Park Unified’s Foster Elementary School used aluminum foil as an electric conductor, made snow-people out of hair conditioner and baking soda, and tested probability and statistics with dice during the school’s annual STEAM Night on Jan. 30.

Fourth-grader Kayleen Sabagun spent the first part of the evening trying to light up a small LED light using aluminum foil and a battery watch. When the blue light popped on, she jumped up and ran over to fourth-grade teacher Marisela Sanchez to share her success.

“Getting the light to work was my favorite part of tonight because I finally figured it out,” Kayleen said.

Foster Elementary has hosted its science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) Family Night for five years to get students excited about learning and hands-on experiments.

Students, parents and siblings worked together to solve Rubik’s Cubes, designed miniature sleighs to go down paper slopes and built catapults using common household items.

“My kids had a great time tonight,” Foster Elementary parent Brenda Uribe said. “This is a great way for them to share what they know and we can learn more together.”

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FOSTER_STEAM_1: Baldwin Park Unified’s Foster Elementary students and parents work together on science-themed challenges using household items during the school’s fifth annual science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) Family Night on Jan. 30.

FOSTER_STEAM_2: Baldwin Park Unified’s Foster Elementary students collaborate and problem solve to create and test science-themed challenges during Foster’s annual STEAM Family Night on Jan. 30.