Flying Projectiles, Racing Noodles and Towering Blocks Tantalize Students with Fun Science
WHAT: The Elk Grove Unified School District will host more than 500 elementary school students from throughout the Sacramento region during this year’s Capitol Region Engineering Science and Technology (C.R.E.S.T) Program competition. The day-long friendly contest focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2017, at Valley High School. Competitions consist of balloon cars, catapulting, kapla, macaroni racing, egg drops, a robot challenge and more. An awards ceremony will highlight top students demonstrating exemplary efforts.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Valley High School, 6300 Ehrhardt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95823.
WHO: More than 500 elementary students from the Sacramento region, their family members and more than 50 volunteers.
WHY: Elk Grove Unified supports introducing STEM programs for all of its students. Programs like the C.R.E.S.T Competition align with our goals and encourage students to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. District data shows that students who have participated in the C.R.E.S.T program have reported increased interest in participating in STEM activities as well as increased self-efficacy in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Through this competition, students learn to be cooperative, collaborative, flexible, forgiving, and respectful to others.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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