STEM Night shows Baker students 'science is not boring' (PHOTOS)


Baker student Joshua Springle, 15, peers through Dennis Hausch's telescope during Family STEM night at Baker School. Hausch, a Northwest Florida Astronomy Association member, said nothing beats viewing the planets safely through a telescopic lens.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 05:13 PM.

BAKER — Olivia Berry has a better idea of what to expect next year when she takes science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, courses.

For starters, "there are a lot of activities" — and a lot of cool science projects — the 11-year-old said. "I learned you can power two phones using apples."

The lessons followed a recent exhibition in Baker School's cafeteria that featured 25 hands-on activitieshighlighting what middle and high school students are learning in STEM courses.  

PHOTOS: See 13 photos from the Family STEM night at Baker School >>

The point?

"... Science is not boring," STEM teacher Stacy Burlison said.

Students made dry ice bubbles and powered a light bulb with household items.

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