by STEM Scouts
By Kevin Kelley, STEM Executive, and Stacey Ehling, Marketing and Membership Director, of Garden State Council
The participants, some current STEM Scouts but most potential new members, were split into teams of four. They created their own team flag and cheer and competed throughout the day in a number of challenges including the tower building and egg drop challenge which dropped our “eggstronauts” from 100+ feet—a big thanks to our local fire department volunteers and their ladder truck! The teams did so well with this challenge that we had five of them tie for first place with their eggs safe and secure after the 100-foot plunge to the pavement.
The dry ice station was one of the biggest hits of the day, with the youth learning about the chemical properties, making dry ice bubbles and freezing gummy worms and marshmallows into rocks and smashing them.
Photos courtesy of Stacey Ehling.