First STEM Day on the Ice for the New York Islanders
On January 28, the New York Islanders welcomed 85 students to their Northwell Health Ice Center practice facility for the first-ever Islanders Future Goals STEM Day.
Lawrence Road Middle School, Clara H. Carlson School, and Birchwood Elementary participated in the day. Students interacted with six stations inspired by the Future Goals-Hockey Scholar digital curriculum.
In one station, students learned about angles and the Law of Reflection by passing a puck off the boards. In other stations, students practiced their hockey shot and faceoff skills and learned about force, friction, and potential energy.
The Islanders’ ice technicians also discussed and demonstrated the technology behind the center’s ice resurfacer. Students also had an opportunity to try on goalie equipment.
Islanders mascot Sparky the Dragon joined the students at the stations. Following the activities, students participated in a trivia game over lunch. Trivia game prizes included autographed Islanders caps and goalie pads.
Like all other Islanders Future Goals students, STEM Day students will have access to complimentary tickets to an Islanders game later this season.
The Islanders Future Goals program reaches thousands of middle school students in schools across Brooklyn and Long Island.