Storytime STEM-packs Participated in Hands-on Science Showdown in Pittsburgh

Science educators from around the country joined local organizations to offer science demonstrations and activities to hundreds of Pittsburgh-area students at the Hands-On Science Showdown. This one-of-a-kind program was held on the Ninth Street Rachel Carson Bridge Sept. 14, 2022.

More than 1,400 science and technology museum professionals were in Pittsburgh for the ASTC annual conference, held this year at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Sept. 11-15, with many of the organizations participating in the event. Hundreds of students in grades two through eight attended this free event that was also open to the public.

The event featured hands-on demonstrations from leading educators and local organizations, with Storytime STEM-packs being a proud participant.

Working on a colorful vinyl mat showing scenes from the popular children’s book The Boy and the Wild Blue Girl, students were programming Girl-Bot to complete computer science challenges, such as delivering electricity from the windmill farm to community places.

Educators stopped by to learn more about how to integrate Storytime STEM-packs into their programming.

Everyone enjoyed Girl-Bot, transformed from Bee-Bot with a feather boa to play the role of Blue Girl sporting blue hair, blowing in the wind.

For the full press release, check out the Visit Pittsburgh website.