2014-03-13 / Community

Family Engineering Night at Cross Lutheran School


The Martindale family, Carrie, Shane, Ashtyn, a 2nd grader, and Beau, a 6th grader at Cross Lutheran School, work on building their launcher. The Martindale family, Carrie, Shane, Ashtyn, a 2nd grader, and Beau, a 6th grader at Cross Lutheran School, work on building their launcher. PIGEON — On Tuesday, Feb. 25, nearly 40 parents and students braved the cold weather to attend Family Engineering Night at Cross Lutheran School in Pigeon. Family Engineering Night is an informal, engineering education program, which actively engages elementary-aged children and their families in fun, hands-on engineering activities. Scott Whipple and Jenny Trusock, from the Huron Intermediate School District, brought individual and group activities to challenge those attending. The Cross School’s gym and cafeteria were filled with an array of hands-on experiments. Among the activities, students examined different kinds of shoes and how they were constructed for specific purposes. They also were challenged to build free-standing towers and make a launcher out of simple materials. Gwynne Barry, Cross Lutheran School 3rd-5th grade teacher, said, “We want to engage families in enriching activities, and expose them to how science and math are important now and in the future for their children.”

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