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10/05/2015 - The Practical Application of Math and Science - Technology Day 2015

Long Island’s Adventureland Amusement Park Hosts 1,400 Seventh-Graders from 35 Catholic Elementary Schools to Explore Engineering in Action

The Practical Application of Math and Science - Technology Day 2015

Long Island’s Adventureland Amusement Park Hosts 1,400 Seventh-Graders from 35 Catholic Elementary Schools to Explore Engineering in Action

Approximately 1,400 seventh-grade students from 35 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre will participate in the Fifteenth Annual Technology Day at Adventureland in Farmingdale on Wednesday, the 14th, and Thursday, the 15th of October.  Technology Day combines work and play by giving each attendee a workbook with STEM learning activities that are associated with a dozen rides on Adventureland’s 12 acre property.  These activities direct students to study the rides and observe engineering design principles such as structure, safety, and accessibility.  Participating students make notes on their observations and use problem-solving skills to complete workbook activities associated with each ride.

Technology Day, now entering its 15th year, was introduced by educator Joe Fili as an event that both public and Catholic school students could jointly participate in to help bring their classroom learning alive. Participating classes get a corresponding teacher’s workshop before the event covering all of the activities in the student workbook. The students are accompanied to the event by teachers and parent chaperones. The day includes transportation to and from the park, the student workbook, and a lunch coupon for lunch at the park.   

About LI Catholic Elementary Schools

Long Island’s 43 Catholic Elementary Schools are a community of schools operated by the Diocese of Rockville Centre that share a vision and commitment to academic excellence and faith formation. The Catholic religion and values are incorporated into everyday activities and the schools form a unique community environment where children are surrounded by other children, families and a parish which serve to reinforce moral values and beliefs. Highly experienced teachers, creative classrooms, technology integrated classrooms and innovative reading programs accelerate academic achievement and lead to children who outperform academically.  Students who graduate from LI Catholic elementary schools most frequently go on to a prestigious Long Island Catholic high school, and 99% of them go on to college.  A Catholic education prepares children for life’s journey by developing the whole person—intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Learn more at: www.licatholicelementaryschools.org.

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