The McAuliffe PTSA's first ever STEM Fair occurred on Thursday, February 9th from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the McAuliffe Commons. Winning submissions in each category (research, experiment and invention) are now on display at school through February!
An incredible 98 students submitted fantastic ideas to present! They asked big questions, tested awesome ideas, explored mathematical inquiries, researched fascinating topics and inventing excited things-- it was a curiosity-filled event! We were fortunate to have an amazing group of judges with backgrounds in neuroscience, geology, artificial intelligence, robotic engineering, nuclear physics, and more.
Our judges have curated a list of STEM resources to share. Check out their suggested camps, clubs, online programs, and more below!
Burke Boxes| Burke Museum
Bring the Burke Museum to your classroom, library, community event or home to build an interactive experience for your learners! Burke Boxes and Backpacks are portable kits featuring museum-quality collection pieces. They include lesson plans and resources that can be tailored to all ages and interests, with Backpacks catering specifically to early learners. Our 19 Burke Box or Backpack titles support classroom curriculum by highlighting the natural world and Washington’s cultural heritage.
Curiosity at Home | Pacific Science Center
Explore Pacific Science Center’s collection of expert-approved resources—available anytime, anywhere. This month, PacSci is exploring the science of temperature!
Scratch & Scratch Jr. | Scratch Foundation
Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
NOTE: Scratch is also available for “offline” use
FIRST® LEGO® League
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16* through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. Find out how you can bring FIRST® Lego® League to McAuliffe!
Boeing Museum of Flight
The Boeing Academy for STEM Learning is where students chart a path in air and space by engaging in camps, classes and programs. Find out more about Boeing Museum of Flight resources here.
A confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Led by qualified local educators, Camp Invention® camps offer new and exciting hands-on activities every year. Find local Camp Invention® sessions here.
Young Engineers is a global education company which uses LEGO® building blocks to introduce children to theoretical and practical aspects in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Learn more about Seattle Young Engineers here.
Math Club | McAuliffe PTSA
McAuliffe Math Club will register for the Math is Cool in person competitions this year! Interested students can participate individually, or on a team; teams are comprised of 3 to 4 students in the same grade level. Learn more about how to participate here!
Girls Rock Math™
“At Girls Rock Math we reinforce that math is fun and imaginative. We aim to boost interest and confidence in mathematics. Learning at Girls Rock Math allows for collaboration, emphasizing persistence, strategy building and mathematical thinking.” Learn more about Girls Rock Math™ here.
Do you have any STEM-related activities, resources, or events you’d like to bring to our school community? We’re ready for you! Get involved here.