Wondergy scientist Sam Elkind presented a Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) related robotics program to the entire student body at Leading Creek Elememtary School last week.
Elkind used humor, volunteers and science to engage students. Different aspects of science were highlighted, including balancing, electricity, magnets and batteries.
Elkind introduced the robot, Blueberry, who danced to different songs, and followed commands.
Blueberry also learned how to “dab,” with help from fifth grade teacher Tracy Arnold.
Wondergy is a science education company that began 13 years ago, when science and performance were combined. Science centered birthday parties came first,
and then they moved into schools.
Wondergy performs three shows across the country, which are robotics, a skateboard science show, and laser science.
Elkind has a background in education, and received a one month crash course in robotics when he first began working for Wondergy.
“Kids are all scientists, and science is exciting. Keep the excitement level up and kids gets interested,” he said.