Greenbrier Eastside Elementary held its annual Math and Science night Monday with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).
Eastside third grade math teacher Katrina Kimble said students and teachers came together for a night of learning.
“Each grade level team prepared an activity that engaged students in math and science,” she said. “The concepts from the activity have been taught in class, and the activities provided students with the opportunity to explore those concepts. Students were encouraged to help at their grade level station, as well, to have ownership over their learning.”
Eastside art teacher Crystal Gordon gave credit to volunteers and fellow staff.
“A lot went into this night,” she said. “Ms. Kimble invited sponsors and people who would come and set up different projects. We made a big train and we had local churches come in. They volunteered to help decorate. Hours upon hours of planning went into this, and it turned out great. We had a great turnout with lots of parents and lots of kids.”
Along with third grade teachers Araya Franklin and Michelle Merritt, Gordon set up a paint pendulum for kids.
“The third grade project of pendulum paint was an idea I saw on the internet,” she said. “It was a great way to include science, math and art.”
Third grader Brady Wilbanks tried out throwing the football.
“I was throwing a football, and trying to see how far I could throw it,” he said. “I threw it for 15 feet, and then 13 feet.”
His mom, Ali Wilbanks, said she enjoyed Math and Science night.
“It’s pretty neat,” she said. “I like how they have different stations set up for the kids to do different things.”
Third grader Hunter Baltimore said he had fun.
“It’s really good,” he said. “I tried the Frisbee and football throws. I threw about 11 feet.”
Members of the Central Baptist College baseball team, Hendrix football team, Rep. Stephen Meeks with the Arkansas SkyDome, Greenbrier’s East Lab and Hendrix clubs and more were at Math and Science night.