Science fairs and STEAM events present a learning opportunity for the entire family, including younger siblings who can watch, absorb, and come up with hypotheses and ideas of their own. With an emphasis on hands-on investigations, field work, and participating in STEAM just as real scientists and engineers would, makes these events more relevant and creative than ever.
Working with Worm Waste!
Families will work together to build and setup a vermicomposting bin, where worms will work to break down food waste into “black gold” and “worm tea.”
Rocket Car Grand Prix: Family Edition
Families will build their own mini race cars from plastic bottles to see who can cross the finish line first.
Build Your Own Bat Cave!
Big Fun Small Space
Families work together to design and build larger than life games intended to be played together outside.
Families design an herb garden small enough to fit on a small patio or balcony that will also be easily taken apart and moved inside as the weather changes.
Parent Tip Sheet
Advance planning is key for all involved. Get a handle on the scope of the entire process right from the start. That way you'll be able to anticipate the workload and figure out how it will fit within the context of your student's schedule of school work and extracurricular activities. (Not to mention your own schedule!)
The better prepared you are as a parent, the more time your child will have to tinker, investigate, measure, observe, make mistakes, try new things, and get the most out of the process.
Read through these FAQs to help you make the most of a Science fair or STEAM project.