Audubon STEM Fair


Audubon PTA presents the 7th Annual STEM Fair

 

 

 

 

Calling all Scientists, Technologists, Engineers & Mathematicians!

 

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Audubon STEM Fair!!!!

Congratulations to all of this years participants!

 

The Audubon PTA is excited to present the 7th Annual STEM Fair! This is a great opportunity for students at all grade levels to showcase their curiosity and develop a project. It also gives students a chance to explore various STEM themes or ideas in a supportive environment. For the past six years, 60-80 students have participated in the event each year. We look forward to continuing this tradition at Audubon for another year on Friday, April 22 in the MPR. Additional details of the event will be communicated via the Virtual Wednesday Envelope.

 


Registration

Registration closed. 

 

Project Guidelines

Students can choose to follow either a Traditional Science Fair Project Approach or a STEM Project        Approach. Both are outlined below to provide guidance to students. 

  1. CHOOSE YOUR PROJECT. What do you want to explore or learn more about?

Please ensure your project is SAFE and does not use any harmful materials, chemicals, etc. You should have an adult supervise your project from start through completion. 

 

TRADITIONAL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT APPROACH: The project should involve an experiment you will perform – something to be investigated and/or tested. You should do the experiment at least 5 times or in at least 5 different ways. This is because a science project is not simply an exhibit – it is a demonstration of your experiment and a presentation of the results.

 

STEM PROJECT APPROACH: STEM projects should include a problem/question as well as a solution to the problem/question. You should include any research or background information on why you think your solution would address the problem/question.

 

  1. DEVELOP YOUR PROJECT

 

TRADITIONAL SCIENCE PROJECT APPROACH:  

Develop an experiment. Use the scientific method:

    a. Purpose: Why are you doing this experiment?
    b.
Hypothesis: What do you think will happen?

    c. Materials: What items do you need to do the experiment?

    d. Procedure: What steps do you take?

    e. Observations/Data: What was the result?

    f. Results/Conclusion: What does your experiment teach you?

 

Note:  the project display should include all steps a-f above. For Grades TK-1, a grown up may handwrite or type the information on behalf of the student. For Grades 2-5, we recommend students handwrite or type on their own.

 

STEM PROJECT APPROACH:  Define your problem/question. Develop a solution to your problem/question. Include supporting evidence on WHY and HOW your solution solves the problem or answers the question. 

  1. WRITE YOUR REPORT (OPTIONAL). Write about your project. The report can include why you chose this project, why it is important to you, and/or the key things you learned. Instead of writing a report, you may choose to include this information on your project display board.  
  1. BUILD YOUR PROJECT DISPLAY. Use your creativity to make an engaging project display. Projects should be brought to the MPR the morning of the STEM fair and be removed at the end of the day.  
    • Include student’s name and grade on the front of the display 
    • Typically students use foam board or heavy cardboard – something self-supporting. There are ready-made 3 sided displays available at office supply stores, or you can make your own
    • You can display any equipment or other items relevant to the project that will fit on the table in front of your display. Please do not bring any materials that could cause harm.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I help my child find ideas for projects?

A:  We suggest exploring concepts related to grade level science curriculum or searching the web together with your child to generate ideas (here, here or here). We strongly encourage you to create your own project/experiment by gathering your own materials rather than using any pre-purchased science kits.

  

Q: Will the projects be judged? Will awards be given?

A: No. Each participant will receive a recognition ribbon to celebrate their participation in the event. We want to focus on the spirit of the STEM fair, which is to promote an interest in STEM themes and share projects with family and friends in a supportive environment.

 

Q: Do we need to submit project displays in advance?

A: No. You will register for the event in advance, which gives us your intent to participate and helps us plan logistics for the fair. You will keep your project at home until the morning of the STEM fair. 

 

Q: Will my child be expected to do a live presentation?

A: No. Students will set up their displays in the MPR before school starts on the morning of the STEM fair. Teachers may sign up to view the displays with their classrooms during the day. Families and friends may view the displays after school until 6:30pm on the day of the STEM fair. Students are not expected to present the information contained in their displays.

 

Q: Can I change my idea for the project?

A: There is flexibility to change your project idea. You do not have to decide on your project theme/title at time of registration.

  

We are very much looking forward to seeing our students’ enthusiasm for STEM topics be put on display!  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Angel Haight

STEM Fair Coordinator

angel.haight@gmail.com

 

Iolanda Matinhos

PTA President

President@AudubonPTA.org

 

 

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