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T. J. Connor Elementary Students Learn Hands-on at STEAM Fest

Students in Pauline Emelson’s fourth-grade class and Geoffrey Carvill’s fifth-grade class joined 900 students from 36 school districts on a field trip to the first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Fest held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center as part of the Maker Faire. 

The students were able to participate in hands-on learning activities throughout the day. They made ice cream, tried on robotic arms, extracted banana DNA, learned the basics of soldering, how to grow vegetables, computer programming and how a 3D printer works.

Impossible Science World magician Jason Latimer put on an engaging science filled show that wowed the crowd.