Bagby STEAM Fair 2020

April 22, 2020

 

What:   STEAM Fair is a fun filled event where students will showcase their projects                   and all families can participate in hands-on STEAM activities

 

Who:    All Bagby students who wish to participate (grades TK-5th)

 

When:  Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-8:00pm

 

Where: Bagby Barracuda Tank

 

Use your scientific, design, and engineering skills to create a project for the STEAM Fair!  STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, provides students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills through projects that encourage them to design, explore, question, build, and create.  Look around you, be curious, and think about what questions you would like to answer or problems you would like to solve for your project.  Remember, it should be fun! 

 

Students can choose between two types of projects:

 

 

 

Science Project

 

A science project is an investigation that uses the scientific methodology (which includes experimenting) to answer a question.

 

   Some examples:

  • Why does food change color when you cook them?
  • Does washing your hands really get rid of germs?
  • Does a skinned knee heal faster when it's covered with a bandage or left alone?

 

Engineering/Design Project

 

An engineering/design project is an invention or original design that serves a purpose and solves a real problem. It can also be something that improves an object previously invented by someone else or takes it in a completely different direction.

 

   Some examples:

  • Design and build a wind powered vehicle and see how far it can travel
  • Design and build a catapult to see how far it can launch  marshmallows
  • How can we keep the floor near the sink dry so people don't slip?

 

 

 

Download the project packets containing more project details, guidance, and ideas:

 

Science Project Packet -


Bagby STEAM Fair Science Project Packet 2020

 

Design Project Packet -

 

Bagby STEAM Fair Design Project Packet 2020

 

 A limited number of printed packets are available upon request.  Families are encouraged to refer to the electronic version on the website to be environmentally friendly and save paper!

How to Participate

  1. Decide if you wish to do a project on your own or with a partner (one or more is ok)
  2. Investigate and/or brainstorm various topics for your project
  3. Decide on a project idea and submit your project idea by Friday, Feb. 28. Projects can be submitted by printing and returning the Bagby STEAM Fair Entry Form  to your teacher or  online at: Bagby STEAM Fair Form.
  4. Receive your tri-fold display board (it will be sent to your classroom the week of 3/9)
  5. Work on your project and have fun with it. Take notes, make sketches, and take photos during the project which you can use for your display board
  6. Create a display board that explains your project including the research you did, the results that you found, the reason you did your project, etc. EVERY display board must have the following sentence on it: “THE MOST FUN PART OF DOING THIS PROJECT WAS….”
  7. Bring your project to school the morning of the STEAM Fair
    1. When you turn in your project, your board must have the  Display Board and Exhibit Items Form on the back with 1) your name, 2) your grade, 3) your teacher’s name. Any exhibit materials you have along with your board must also have your name and grade on it.
    2. If you unable to print the form at home, you can ask your teacher to print it.

 

All student projects will be showcased at the STEAM Fair where every student who completes a project will be awarded a ribbon and certificate to recognize their hard work.

Dates to remember:

 

Event

Date

Student Entry Form deadline. Please print the Entry Form and turn in to your teacher. Or complete the Online Form

Friday, Feb. 28

Tri-fold display boards will be sent home with students

Tuesday, Mar. 10

Students deliver their project displays. 

Turn in your folder/packet to your teacher if you have one.

Wednesday, April 22, morning bell

Bagby STEAM Fair open house. All families welcome!

Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Classes visit STEAM Fair project displays

Thursday, April 23, during the school day

Students pick-up project displays in the Barracuda tank. Please don’t forget!!

Thursday, April 23, 2:05 – 2:55 p.m.

 

 

Please contact Kim Tsuchida at kim_tsuchida@yahoo.com with any questions.

 

 

 


Related Links:

 

Student Entry Form (to print and return to school)

Bagby STEAM Fair Science Project Packet 2020

Bagby STEAM Fair Design Project Packet 2020

Display Board and Exhibit Items Form

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