Reach Cyber Charter School Celebrates Pi Day at the Erie Maritime Museum
It's March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day, celebrating the mathematical constant roughly equal to 3.14.
Students from Reach Cyber Charter School celebrated the day at the Maritime Museum in downtown Erie, taking part of a variety of science and math-related activities.
Students measured objects to calculate pi, used pi to estimate distances and even made crafts all dedicated to the concept of pi.
Teachers said it's a fun way to show students that the lesson learned in school apply in day-to-day life.
"STEM education is one of those great things in education that allows kids to start and connect their sciences and maths, obviously math was today with Pi Day to real world things that are going on around them and that's one of the reasons we like to go to events like this," said Andy Gribbin, Reach Cyber Charter School.
Teachers said they hope today's activities help students consider careers in stem fields: science, technology, engineering and math.