by STEM Scouts
By Sarah Barnett, STEM Executive at the Great Smoky Mountain Council
On March 14, 2015, STEM Scouts from the Great Smoky Mountain Council in East Tennessee hosted the Extreme Pi(e) Day Extravaganza to celebrate a once-in-a-century occurrence. At 9:26:53 a.m. the date and time read 3.14.15 9:26:53–the first 10 digits of pi. At 9:26 a.m., the STEM Scouts launched their soda geysers and smoke bombs and the excitement was underway. The pie-themed day included games such as pie throwing, pie eating and pie baking contests, a spin-to-win wheel, and even a pizza pie lunch! We also made pi-dye t-shirts, which are a mathematician’s way of tie-dying.
The occasion also included learning activities such as measuring the circumference of a ball and reciting the number pi from memory. The winner of the pi-reply was Alex Neudenberger who got up to 28 digits!
We had about 40 people come out and everyone had a great time, so we hope to make it an annual event. Follow us on Instagram for more pictures.