South Orangetown Central School District

K-5 Tech Night was AMAZING! More than 160 students and their families participated in a circuit of robotics and tinkering activities at Cottage Lane Elementary School, which provided insight into the K-5 technology and engineering curriculum and offered ideas for ways to extend classroom learning at home.

Hands-on stations featured brush bots, Snap Circuits, paper circuit LED T-rexs, Dash robot programming, Lego challenges and straw construction. Tappan Zee High School’s Computer Science Club hosted a “code dance party” with student-designed games and the FIRST Robotics Competition team, SO BOTZ, brought two robots for driving and ball-shooting practice.

“It’s great to bring younger students together with our high school students to see their projects and inspire them to pursue STEM opportunities as they advance through our school district,” said K-12 Instructional Coach Marc Eckert, who organized the annual event.

Special thanks to elementary teachers Robin Courtwright, Soleidy Estevez, Jennifer Grennan, Carol Kuhn, Randi Nerkizian, Megan Osso, Lisa Savarese and Kristine Wagner and to the TZHS Computer Science Club and SO BOTZ!

Families participating in K-5 Tech Night