Canyon Creek PTA 2019 STEM Fair  


Canyon Creek PTA is hosting a STEM Fair on Tuesday, April 23rd, 6-7:30 PM in the Canyon Creek Gym.

All Canyon Creek Families Invited!

This event is open to ALL families to attend, even if they do not present anything at the fair. Come explore, see what friends have put together, learn, and most importantly-- have fun!!

 

Participate in the Fair

This is an opportunity for ANY Canyon Creek student to complete a STEM-related project, display it and discuss their findings with their peers, parents and teachers. Let’s get our kids engaged in science, technology, engineering and math! Add an art component to make it a STEAM-related project!

Rules:

  • Any Canyon Creek student can participate (grades K-5). Students can work in a group, if desired.
  • Upon registration, a poster display board, information packet/resource list will be provided.
  • Projects can encompass any topic relating to science, technology, engineering, math and/or art. Ideas include creating a diorama, demonstrating a principle, presenting a collection, engineering a new design, conducting and reporting an experiment, coding a program, displaying an apparatus, etc.
  • Students should do their own work with minimal supervision/assistance from parents.
  • By registering, students are committing to participating and parents are committing to getting their child(ren)/projects to STEM night.
  • Projects must be delivered to the gym on Tuesday, April 23rd between 4:30 - 5:45 pm. There will be tables setup by grade, for students to display their projects! If you needed electricity, please talk to a volunteer to find out where you should be. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT(S) TODAY!!


If you are unable to sign up online, you may instead fill out this form and return to classroom teacher or the school office.

Register before the Friday, April 5th deadline!!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

This is a pretty low key event, with the students as the primary focus during the event. We would appreciate help for

  • Setup of the space, table setup, signage, etc. (3:45-4:45pm)
  • Helping students get setup, find the grade level table, etc. (4:45-6pm)
  • Cleanup after event, taking tables down, etc. (7:30pm until finished)

We would love to have your help, sign up today!!!

Resources

To help your child explore ideas, we have partnered with the Canyon Creek Library. The librarians will be setting up a section of books dedicated for the STEM fair. Please have your child talk to the librarian if interested in checking out these books.

Check out the sample "Timetable" included below, which can be used as a guide for what to do. 

** more resources coming soon! **

Questions?

Feel free to reach out and ask questions about the STEM Fair! Contact the STEM committee (stem@canyoncreekpta.org).

 


 

Timetable

Below is a 5-week sample timetable that may help students plan and prepare their projects. This timetable is provided only for guidance and is up to the discretion of the student to follow or not. Not all items will apply to all projects.

Week 1: March 18th – March 24th

  • Choose a topic or problem to investigate
  • Check resources in school or community library
  • Gather all the written material you can find on the topic

Week 2: March 25th – March 31st

  • Begin putting your project notebook together
  • Start collections or experiment
  • Begin designing display unit

Week 3: April 1st – April 7th

  • Begin building display unit
  • Design all visual aids, take photographs you need
  • Complete your research
  • Write first draft of report
  • Continue your experiments or collecting items for your display

Week 4: April 8th – April 14th

  • Set up your apparatus and test it
  • Construct background for display
  • Design and assemble graphs or charts
  • Double check your written data

Week 5: April 15th – April 22nd

  • Complete experiment and record data
  • Write and type final report
  • Setup display unit at home and test

STEM Fair – April 23rd

  • Setup your presentation: 4:30-5:45pm
  • Present your project: 6-7:30pm
  • Have FUN!!