Baker students display science skills during family STEM night (GALLERY)

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Bryan Holley, 12 stands beside robots on display Monday during Baker School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics night.

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 07:05 PM.

BAKER — Baker School’s cafeteria on Monday filled with parents, students, teachers and science experiments for the second annual family Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics night. 

 Educators invited elementary students and their parents for a night of fun science experiments — all to get elementary students excited about science, school officials said.

"We gear it for the kindergarten through third-grade students," event organizer Sara Uyehara said. "It's just for them to experience science and get a feel for it."

Uyehara, who teaches computer and technology to middle school students, knows the importance of STEM education.

"In today's world, students really need that background," he said. "We want the kids to realize how fun it can be."

 From making homemade modeling clay and slime to shooting off Mentos rockets, each of the 26 science experiment booths were manned by students in the high school or middle school STEM clubs.

 Bryan Holley, 12, showed off small robots programmable to perform certain tasks.



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