USO Rota Family Game Night

USO Rota honored International Women’s Day this year by tailoring our Family Game Night event to represent women who contributed to S.T.E.A.M. We hosted multiple families in our center for an educational evening centered around women who made a significant impact on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. S.T.E.A.M. is an approach to learning that uses the four pillars as access points for guiding individuals through inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

USO Rota was thrilled to share this educational experience with our Rota families as they had the opportunity to complete four S.T.E.A.M. projects. All stations were centered around an art theme, and the crafts were inspired by a woman who has significantly impacted society. We had a DNA model station representing the work of Rosaline Frankly, and families could make their version of a DNA nuclear system. Ada Lovelace, who invented coding, gave the opportunity for participants to code their names out of beads onto a bracelet. Amelia Earhart championed women in aviation. Families designed their very own paper airplanes and tested their flying distance. The last station was inspired on behalf of Angelina Fanny Hesse, who is best known for her work in microbiology. Participants tested the effects of dish soap when it is mixed with pepper and water, focusing on the importance of cleaning our hands with soap, since it is responsible for removing germs from our hands.

USO Rota enjoyed watching the creativity the participants had during this event, and the hands-on element was critical in bringing them together to create their S.T.E.A.M. projects. The event was a huge success thanks to the help of our dedicated volunteers and the support from our Rota community. 

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