Science Night brings Oyster Bay-East Norwich community together


Aspiring young scientists from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District and their family members attended Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School’s Second Grade Science Night on Feb. 1. The special event was held in the school’s kindergarten wing and featured hands-on science investigations and STEM challenges.

At the start of the night, each second grader received a lab coat and goggles, along with a folder mapping out their schedule for the evening. The students colored their lab coats as Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Devra Small and science and technology teacher Regina D’Orio kicked off the event.

They thanked the families for coming out and acknowledged the team of people who helped bring the event to life. This included District Supervisor of Science K-12 Daniel Moy, teachers and staff who would be leading the science stations and members of the Oyster Bay High School National Science Honor Society who would be helping.

Throughout the evening, second graders and their family members rotated through five different interactive stations. Students explored the difference between individual fingerprints, built their own teddy bear zipline, tested how many drops of water could fit on a coin, designed their own hoop glider, and observed what happens when a liquid mixes with a solid. They tapped into their problem-solving skills as they made observations and asked questions during each activity.