BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A group of high-energy sixth-graders from Briarcliff Middle School was charged up recently while celebrating the second annual Electricity and Magnetism Maker Fair, according to the Briarcliff Manor school district.
"We model our in-school experience after the maker movement," science teacher Julie Gallagher said. "The students have an opportunity to make two out of four items related to electricity or magnetism."
The fair, which occurred at the end of the electricity and magnetism science unit, allowed the children to utilize their new knowledge while taking part in a number of activities, including an "Operation"-style game. The fair provided students with "new options to make sewable circuits or magnet-men."
The school's PTA provided a $500 mini-grant to help supply some of the materials for the fair.
“We have around 20 parent volunteers who come in to facilitate this experience and make it possible,” Gallagher said.