Broadmoor Science Night is a BLAST!

Broadmoor Science Night is a BLAST! 

February 18, 2016 Baton Rouge, LA - Broadmoor Middle School held its annual Science Night this Thursday evening. The event featured a variety of booths set up by different organizations with a fun assortment of science projects and experiments for the middle school students and their families. STEMup BR set up a booth where students could design, engineer, and test marshmallow sling shots. This lesson taught principles of force, motion, and the importance of trying again and experimenting in the engineering design process. Kids had a blast building their own slingshots and testing them by shooting at different targets. A great and successful night for Broadmoor Middle! 

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