STEM fest at THA will offer kids hands-on experiences

At one of the Tucson Hebrew Academy STEM festival’s student-run booths, students play Dance Dance Revolution by completing circuits with their feet. (Phillip McCauley/THA)

Tucson Hebrew Academy will hold its second annual family-friendly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Festival on Sunday, April 3, with expanded hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the THA campus, 3888 E. River Road.

Presented by THA’s STEM program, led by science teacher Jennifer Lehrfeld, the event will include new and returning exhibitors, featuring everything from drone flights out on the field, courtesy of Drone Control Systems and Robot Hobbies, to Vermillion Wormery’s composting wormshops.

The Physics Factory bus will be on hand with a walk-through, hands-on experiment museum. There’ll be a large electricity/circuit area where students can build human circuits and play games. The University of Arizona Department of Lunar and Planetary Sciences will be exhibiting on the OSIRIS-Rex asteroid mission to Bennu. Other demonstrations and exhibits will include rocket launches; solar telescopes; insects, reptiles and desert animals, and environmental/sustainability booths. Presenters will include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Stem Scouts, Agents of Steam and UA Women in Optics.

For more information, visit thastem.com/stem-festival.html.