Spooky STEAM Night

Kenter Canyon Elementary is hosting a special event this year, Spooky STEAM Night.   This PSG-sponsored event is a fun evening attended by students in all grades and their parents.

There are two sessions; each student will register for one workshop each session. Each workshop will include a hands-on activity featuring science, engineering, or computing.

The event will be held at Kenter Canyon Elementary School on October 30th from 5pm to 7pm.

Session 1: 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Intersession: 6:00 – 6:15 p.m.

Session 2: 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Concessions: 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.

STEAM Night Registration is open here and will close on Oct 28th @8pm PST.

PLEASE NOTE: We have limited materials and space in each class. Students must be registered for each workshop in order to attend that workshop. When all spots are filled, registrations will close for that class.


  • Balloons and Boo Bubbles – Acid base reactions by Dr. Wong
    • In these chemical reactions, things blow up, but no explosions will occur! First, we’ll explore a chemical reaction to inflate a balloon. Then we’ll make some spooky ghost bubbles.
  • Candy Launcher – Catapult engineering by Ms. Ross & Ms. Popielarski
    • Why eat your Halloween candy when you can catapult it?! Get ready to design, build, and test a launching device that will loft a piece of candy through the air and hit the target! Jack-o-lantern experts Ms. Ross and Ms. Popielarski will propel you all the way!
  • Candy Tower – Tower engineering by Ms. Ross & Ms. Popielarski
    • Creativity highly encouraged! Show off your design and engineering skills and build the tallest tower of candy you can!  Your ghostly hosts, Ms. Ross and Ms. Popielarski will haunt you to new heights!
  • Ghostly DNA – DNA extractions by Dr. Plath & Dr. Dreir
    • DNA is the blueprint for life, everything living contains DNA. DNA isolation is one of the most basic and essential techniques in the study of DNA. The extraction of DNA from cells and its purification are of primary importance to the field of biotechnology and forensics. Extraction and purification of DNA are the first steps in the analysis and manipulation of DNA that allow scientists to detect genetic disorders, produce DNA fingerprints of individuals, and even create genetically engineered organisms that can produce beneficial products such as insulin, antibiotics, and hormones.  This experiment will provide a hands-on activity and an opportunity for students to develop an appreciation for the physical nature of DNA and the process of DNA purification.
  • Halloween Rocks – Edible rock cycle by Ms. Rosenblit & Ms. Walsh
    • Dive into your trick-or-treat bag! Did you know that you can make edible rocks out of your Halloween hauls? Come join Ms. Walsh and Ms. Rosenblit to learn about the rock cycle by making your own edible rocks.
  • Jack-O’-Lantern Genetics – Rules of genetics by Dr. Merrill-Brugger
    • In this workshop, children will learn the fundamental principles of genetics and apply their newfound knowledge to engineer their own Jack-O’-Lantern. This SPOOKY laboratory experiment engages children to integrate concepts in science, math, and creative design.
  • Magnetic Witch’s Brew – Magnetic slime by Ms. Lane & Ms. Shaloo
    • Come join the wicked witches of Kindergarten, Ms. ShaBOO and Ms. Pain, to create a magical spooky brew that creeps on its own!  Beware: This brew is messy and may stain clothing and/or hands temporarily.
  • Oozing Fun – Polymers by Dr. Prado
    • Love all things that creep and crawl? Want to turn two liquids into a solid? Join Dr. Prado to create your own creepy crawly worms and to learn about polymerization!
  • Potion Commotion – Liquid density by Ms. Crider & Mrs. Dieguez
    • Welcome to Potions Class, witches and wizards! You will be mixing ingredients to create a potion that transforms as you go! Join Ms. Crider and Mrs. Dieguez to create a (non edible) potion that explores the concept of liquid density.
  • Trick or Treat? – Miracle berries by Ms. Mackenzie & Mr. Risman
    • Are you going mad?? Is the world turned upside down? In this session we will experiment with food and determine how our taste buds can be tricked into thinking food that isn’t normally appetizing is really a treat.
  • Scratch-tacular Halloween Coding – Coding challenges by Dr. Reinman
    • In this class, kids will use the Scratch programming language to create code that navigates a haunted house. The kids will have to think ahead to create code that reacts to sensors in the Scratch language.

Questions?  email afterschool@kentercanyon.org


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