STEM Olympic Day

A team of staff at Darien Elementary School organized activities around the Olympics, including activities in gym class along with an afternoon of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. Students learned a little history of popular winter games like curling, figure skating, bobsledding and ski jumping. 

Students designed and competed in a curling contest using different weights as stones, planned and designed a platform that could suspend and spin a figure or speed skater, designed a bobsled that competed in a bobsled challenge, and researched, designed and created skiers. Students worked on cooperation, teamwork, winning and losing as well.  Lots of fun was had by all!