At Shorecrest, progressive education is not kept behind classroom doors, but something that is shared with the greater community. One could see a prime example on Saturday, January 27, as the School hosted the 3rd annual St. Pete STEAMfest. The outdoor, educational festival is centered on the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Over 1,000 students and families from all over the Tampa Bay Area experienced more than 40 exhibits and activities at the free admission event. There were robotics demonstrations, arts and crafts, design activities and engineering challenges. Local research and educational centers including Busch Gardens, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry), Great Explorations, iD Tech, and Mathnasium hosted exhibits.
If you have a Middle School-aged student, you’ve probably seen him or her attempting to flip a half-full plastic bottle and land it upright on a table. You may also have asked him or her to STOP flipping said bottle - it can be distracting and potentially messy if the cap isn’t on tight!
Cooking and baking with children are wonderful ways to learn math concepts. Though, admittedly it can be trying to talk through the lessons of cooking with small children when you’re in a rush to get dinner on the table.