Information and Rules

Memorial Spaulding Elementary School’s 
First Annual
STEAM Day 
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1:00-4:00 PM

INFORMATION

  • Projects can take many forms, like: 
    • Design and build a new invention 
    • Demonstrate how to using coding to make a robot move
    • Show how an electronic circuit works
    • Illustrate the steps to solving a math problem
    • Create a special artistic display of something in nature 
  • To get started thinking about an idea, use THIS
  • Get some examples, watch how-to videos, and browse tips to make your display awesome at Science Buddies.
  • We encourage you to use the SCIENTIFIC METHOD to carry out the steps of your project. (Though, this is not required.)
  • Projects must be kid-quality only. Parents may help (especially with younger students) but students should lead. 
  • Students can work individually, or in a team of up to 4 students from any grade level.
  • Experiments may happen live at the event, or they may be done over multiple days at home. For projects done at home, take photos, document findings, and present it all at the event.
  • Some projects will work just as planned, others won’t be perfect. That’s ok! The focus is on the fun you can have exploring an idea. Even if it doesn’t go perfectly, still present at the event. We can all learn from it! 

RULES

  • Each registered student will receive a trifold presentation board (27” x 39”) that must be used as a display. Keep it short and simple! You can include photos, drawings, paintings, words, or any other media that will help you explain your project.
  • Include your name(s), grade(s), and teacher(s) on the back of your poster.
  • Each project must fit on a 2’ x 3’ table space, so if you plan to bring other items in addition to your poster, make sure they will all fit. 
  • Safety is the first priority. All materials used for projects must be non-toxic, non-staining, and non-corrosive. Dry ice and flammable/explosive materials are NOT allowed. Batteries are allowed, but gas, propane, and latex are NOT allowed. Please contact us if you have questions about materials you’d like to use. Projects that use unauthorized materials or appear unsafe at the event will be removed.
  • We encourage you to be creative and thoughtful about the environment! Use regular household items and upcycled materials. Food may be used, but NO NUTS are allowed. Do not engage in projects that are harmful to any living thing. No live animals are allowed at the event.
  • Electrical outlets are very limited, and not guaranteed. Let us know as soon as possible if you need one. 
  • Sometimes projects can get messy, so please bring supplies to keep your area clean and safe, especially for any spills on the floor.
  • More details will be emailed to parents of registered students one week prior to the event.