A nine-month-long STEM program at the Quarryville Library wrapped up Saturday, September 14, with a final project and awards.
The goal of the STEM Saturday at the library was to increase the number and participation of students in hands-on, inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) learning activities. The program was launched on January 26 and consisted of 10 Saturday hands-on activities and two family science nights during the year, organizer Bob Lydum wrote in an email.
On Saturday, students built catapults as their projects. The project showed how energy is transferred to objects, Lydum said. Once the catapults were built, the students tested them using marshmallows and other safe objects, including pom pom and foam balls.
After the testing, students received certificates for completing the program.
Members of the Wakefield Lions Club helped fund the program.