Solar Bears hosts thousands of Central Florida students for day of STEM activities

Nearly 13,000 Central Florida students attended the Orlando Solar Bears Third Annual School Game.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly 13,000 Central Florida students attended the Orlando Solar Bears’ recent third annual School Game.

The field trip to the Amway Center combines hands-on STEM activities with the fast-paced action of a live hockey game.

Mia Coryatt accompanied her son on the trip.

"I feel like getting them started now at a younger age will increase their curiosity and just help them get on a faster track to exploring all the options there are out there," she said.

Businesses including Mad Science set up interactive booths and displays around the Amway Center. Students explored concepts like vortexes and how tornadoes form.

"A lot of bright minds and just being able to five them the utensils to get their hands on and stimulate their creativity,” Valen Eberhard, with Mad Science, said. “It’s amazing the products they come up within the end.”

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Julie Broughton's career in Central Florida has spanned more than 14 years, starting with News 6 as a meteorologist and now anchoring newscasts.