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Science and Engineering fest shows off Washington STEAM

Bridge building at the 2016 San Diego Science and Engineering Festival

Bridge building was the highlight as Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet K-5 students participated in the 2016 San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering.

Third grade teachers Amy Oullette and Cheryl David showcased their bridge building unit allowing parents and students to explore sticks and connectors for hours on end. According to Biocom, a partner in education and sponsor of the festival, the activity was a highlight of the festival with the building station often expanding in the walk way behind home plate. The event at Petco Park brought thousands of students and from around San Diego together and was a great experience for the Washington Elementary family.

This is Washington’s third straight appearance at the festival following the Bright Ideas Society Award in 2014. This year's STEAM activity booth focused around engineering and the design process. This process provides guidance for students to ask questions, imagine, plan a solution, create, improve and communicate their design.