SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) - One Springfield school is taking science fairs to a whole new level.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School will host their STREAM Night. STREAM stands for all the topics that will be covered, including science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math. There will be projects from third through eighth graders with a variety of different topics.
Two of the school's teachers said they pride themselves on making the event more interactive and inclusive. "I really wanted the students to be teaching other people about what they've learned, not just understanding information, but being able to teach somebody else about it," said fourth grade teacher Elizabeth Doing. "I think it's just a better way for them to project that knowledge they've gained and given back to other kids," said science teacher Leah Speakes.
There's also a once in a lifetime opportunity at the event. Anyone in the community is welcome to come and check out moon rocks and moon soil that are on loan from NASA. Both Doing and Speakes went through specialized training with NASA in order to get the samples to their school. "It's actually illegal for anyone other than the government to own the moon rocks so this is the only way that our kids would be able to interact with these items," said Doing of the experience.
STREAM Night is Tuesday, April 17 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School located at 2200 West Republic Road in Springfield. The event will start at 5:00 p.m. and last about two hours. Everyone in the community is welcome to join, the event is free. Any voluntary donations will go toward the school.