A High Flying lesson at Northwest

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Amityville elementary students were feeling the pressure as they participated in a fun science activity as part of the Summer Enrichment Program.

Fifth-graders in the Amityville Union Free School District, under the direction of teachers Joseph Puglisi and James Replak, studied air pressure as part of their STEAM period. Then, they went out to the field at Northwest Elementary School and launched bottle rockets. The experiment showed students how the buildup of air pressure can launch a rocket.

STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, is part of the Summer Enrichment Program, which is serving approximately 550 students entering kindergarten through seventh grade.