Lincoln Elementary School hosted the Duke Energy Science Night to support STEM learning

BEDFORD – The Duke Energy Science Night at Lincoln Elementary School offered a fun way for children in the community to learn about science Tuesday night.

Participants at the Duke Energy Science Night event

Duke Energy provided DSN activity kits, to offer each child the opportunity to learn how science can work, even in the simplest form.

“Duke Energy provided the kits for us to use for today’s event, and so we put together a science night to open the opportunities for STEM learning and show that science can be fun,” said Jaime Hooten.

Mrs. Jamie Hooten put the event together with the kits provided by the Duke Energy Foundation

Each child was given a “passport” for them to go to each station and receive a stamp for completion at each booth, making a fun and adventurous event for all to enjoy.

The stations included:

  • Build A Bubble to learn about buoyancy
  • Galilean Cannon to learn about forces and motion
  • Invisible Ink taught each child chemistry
  • Light It Up to learn about conductivity
  • Magnetic Painting taught magnetism while also painting abstract art
  • Paper Flying Machines showed forces and flight
  • Pinwheel Power showed how air can move objects and the importance of wind energy
  • Stomp Rockets showed forces and flight
  • Straw flutes taught sound
  • and the zip lines taught all about construction