STEAM Club poses with the sailboat they built for Downes Curtis Unit
Students practice taking one another’s pulse for Esther McCready UnitI

In addition to the experiments and class lessons the STEAM Club also partnered with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for a free guided tour of the museum.The culminating trips to the museum for the students provided a behind the scenes tour with a museum curator. The students learned about and explored exhibits on Maryland freeman Benjamin Banneker who created the first almanac, Matthew Henson an explorer who helped discover the North Pole, and Philip Reid a slave who used math and technology to help build the Statue of Freedom, the large bronze statue that adorns the top of the US Capital Building. The students greatly appreciated their Night at the Museum and are eager to go back to learn about more African American Heroes! Child First Authority would like to thank our partners at City Springs Elementary Middle School, University of Maryland Extensions 4H Program, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for the unique partnership.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum Education Programs Manager Terry Taylor teaching about Philip Reid