Metro Schools students learn about the science behind hockey at Nashville Predators' STEM Night
This week students in the i3 G2ROW STEM grant program had the unique opportunity to visit Bridgestone Arena and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Nashville Predators. The NHL team invited schools from all over the state to participate in STEM Night, a special event that educates students about how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) plays a part in professional sports.
Students from seven Metro Schools attended the event: Croft Design Center, Goodlettsville Middle, Isaac Litton Middle, Madison Middle, McMurray Middle, Oliver Middle and Stratford Lower Campus. These students are a part of a program created by the i3 G2ROW STEM grant, a multi-year Federal grant from the US Department of Education committed to growing STEM education in middle schools.
During the field trip, students toured the facility and participated in a Q&A with staff members where they learned about STEM-related activities like video production, technology during games and how math and science play a role in hockey strategy. The students were exposed to a variety of STEM careers and able to see those jobs in action during an actual Predators game.
See pictures from the field trip below.