HOT SHOTS: Davidsonville Students Have FUN at STEM Night

Davidsonville Elementary and South River High School recently co-hosted their second annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) night. In Davidsonville, hundreds of students and parents gathered to participate in fun and creative activities that required problem-solving and critical thinking.

Davidsonville’s assistant principal, Pat Keffer coordinated the evening with help from teachers, STEM students from South River High and the JV Powerhawks, South River’s junior varsity robotics team.

There were 14 hands-on science and math activities set up throughout the school for the children to explore, including a LEGOs corner where students put their engineering skills to work. At another station, students made boats and airplanes and watched them float, sink or fly. They cleaned up oil spills; played with robots; created materpieces with magnetic art; and explored the fun and messy properties of ooblek, a goo made from water and cornstarch.

“STEM is part of the curriculum at Davidsonville, beginning in kindergarten and continuing through fifth grade,” Keffer said. “By promoting the four disciplines at an early age we are helping prepare our kids for science and math in middle school, high school and beyond.”

Enjoy these photos of the students and parents in action at Davidsonville Elementary STEM night.

If your South County school is having a fun night that you’d like us to highlight with a story or photo page, we’d love to get info so that we can come shoot photos. Email us with the date, time, name of the event and a contact person at the school once we get there. Send the info to: and/or

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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to or call me at 301-906-4767.

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