Interview with siblings Kennedy (7th grade), Lily (3rd grade), and Joey (2nd grade). The photo does not represent the interviewed individuals.
DID YOU KNOW WHAT THE ENGINEERING EXPO WAS GOING TO BE LIKE BEFORE YOU GOT THERE? AND WHAT DID YOU EXPECT IT TO BE LIKE?
L: Fun and a little crowded
K: A lot of engineer things and crafty stuff
J: Fun and very crowded
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO AN ENGINEERING EXPO BEFORE?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST ACTIVITIES THAT YOU GOT TO SEE OR DO?
J: The lava lamps!
K: The pins, when you got to make your own pins
L: The lava lamps
J: Oh and the Army Plumbing
WHAT ARE TINGS THAT YOU SAW OR DID AT THE EXPO THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY AT HOME OR SCHOOL?
L: Elephant toothpaste
K: Lava lamps
J: Bouncy balls
DID YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS THAT ATTENDED AS WELL? AND DID THEY HAVE FUN?
All: Yes and yes
WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS THEIR FAVORITE PART?
K: The buttons or the lava lamps
L: My friend liked the create station where you tried to make the car move without touching it
J: He liked the lava lamps and the place you had pictures taken
DO YOU WANT TO GO TO THE EXPO NEXT YEAR?
DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BRING A FRIEND AGAIN?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT STEM MEANS?
HAVE YOU HEARD STEM USED BEFORE?
STEM IS AN ACRONYM, IT STANDS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS
L: Or STEAM
K: Or there is STEAM which adds
THAT’S RIGHT! IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE THAT YOU THINK WOULD BE FUN TO HAVE AT ENGINEERING EXPO?
K: There was this one thing we did that had a string and you had to make a sleigh that would hold candy and as it moved it had to hold the candy
J: I like the volcanoes made out of clay
K: Dry ice bubbles. Where you have a tube and you put in dry ice and it blows out bubbles and then you can hold them on your hands
WHEN YOU GROW UP WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?
L: I want to be a special needs teacher
J: A NASA Engineer
K: A surgeon or a physical therapist
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT IF SOMEONE WERE TO ASK YOU ABOUT ENGINEERING EXPO THAT YOU THINK THEY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE EVENT OR ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO SHARE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
L: If you have an older kid that doesn’t want to go to all the activities, have them sign up to be a volunteer
K: Or go to the other classes that are separate
J: I don’t know