Johnson STEAM Students show off Projects in First Expo

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) Students at Johnson STEAM Magnet School in Cedar Rapids showed off their projects today at the school's first expo.

The STEAM school, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, is working to help engage students in those subject through their projects.

Each grade was assigned a specific topic and worked on it for a month in a group setting. Once their projects were done, they presented them at the expo.

For example, kindergarten students learned about healthy food groups, where they come from and where to put them a plate. Parents and community members were also encouraged to come to the expo to see what the children learned.

Magnet school coordinator Cassidy Reinken said the projects were aimed at teaching students how to ask, imagine, plan, create, share and improve. She added she was very pleased with the outcome of the event, especially the number of parents who came to support the children.