STEAM Night & Health Fair
- Beverly Jordan, Flower Mound El
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership
Our 4th & 5th grade girls lead our school’s STEAM Night. This year we added a Health Fair that included Fitness and Health related to STEAM goals. Our students volunteer to run stations during the evening. These stations utilize our Science and Math curriculum, and the activities are taken from the TEKS curriculum. The Health and Fitness component brought community members together with our campus to provide healthy snacks examples to our students. Aramark, our district’s food service company, utilized fruits, vegetables, and dairy product samples to demonstrate healthy snacks to our families. This allowed a connection between the 21-Day Snack Challenge and FUTP 60’s encouragement of healthy snacking for children. In addition, our local hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, provided screening dates the hospital provides, and goodie bags to promote the hospital's relationship with the community. There were also two community members who provided hands on fitness activities for the families. One set of local personal trainers used running parachutes to simulate wind resistance and how it affects objects. The second activity provided the families with the opportunity to measure their heart rate before completing an obstacle course and after completion. The students compared the heart rate readings and explained how the activity affected their heart rates.