Wow! The first HCS Exploratorium was an exciting night of fun and learning for the hundreds of students and their families who attended! The doors opened at 6:00pm Friday, April 1st. Students were greeted at the door and issued a passport. As they traveled around to different rooms in the school and participated in various activities, their passport was stamped accordingly.
Over 100 Learning Fair exhibits were proudly displayed in the multi-purpose room. There were projects of all kinds showcasing the hard work of students. The Farmington High School Robot Club was set up in the cafeteria. Visitors were able to see the club's robots performing tasks and even take a turn using the controller! The computer lab was buzzing with students and parents trying their hand at computer coding. In the library, special cards challenged kids to build structures and contraptions of all kinds. Activities using pedometers were going on in the gym.
It was standing room only in the art room much of the evening where students were challenged with Makerspace activities. Can you design a catapult with these materials? Make a boat that floats or create a paper column to support a heavy weight? Many students worked at building a circuit wrapped around a clothespin. This was a bit tricky, but once finished, the smiles were brighter than the LED bulbs!