The I2 Science Week took place last week from Oct. 21st to the 25th. In STEM week,the only thing you do is science. You do activities about problems that could happen any place, and it teaches how to work in a group while doing hands-on activities.
In fifth grade, our problem was something was wrong at Loon Lake. We had to figure out what was causing animals to die and fish to get smaller. One activity for the 5th grade was water testing, and making nets to prevent by-catch. By-catch is catching animals you're not supposed too. We figured out the problem at Loon Lake were these small mussels called zebra mussels. We made public service campaigns, or PSCs, about zebra mussels to help educate the public.
It is supposed to be fun, and most kids enjoyed it (I didn’t personally but most people did :) Approximately 60 school districts did it in Massachusetts this week. In many schools it was the week that had the highest attendance so far. Many teachers are planning to do more of these STEM activities over the course of this year.