Apollo PTA 2021-2022 STEM Month

APRIL IS APOLLO STEM MONTH!

Apollo PTA will have our STEM Month celebration this April!


We encourage ALL Apollo Rockets to participate! If your child is a Kindergartener, we suggest they focus on the Needs of Plants and Animals. For grades 1-5, students may study any STEM related topic of their choice! Perhaps it’s a topic they have studied before, or one they are working on in their current grade level. All projects are student driven and done 100% at home. Feel free to email stemfair@apollopta.org for any questions.

 

Submit your project in either a less than 2 minutes video or a word/PDF document or PowerPoint (check formats details below) to STEM Committee (stemfair@apollopta.org) by 4/30/2021 to be able to enter a raffle drawing. Each winner from the raffle drawing will get $10 Amazon gift card

 

All the projects that are submitted by students will be posted HERE on the website for everybody to check. Choose your favorite. We will announce our winner in May for a surprise prize. please stay tuned.


 Project Guidelines

Projects should be student driven. Project ideas should come from the students, and the project should be driven by them. Parents should use their best judgment in deciding when to get involved, such as when there is a potential safety issue. For especially young kids, parents may provide some guidance, but it is important that the kids be able to call the project their own.

Follow the guidelines. Don't forget to include your name(s), grade, and teacher when submit your project! Each project that is submit to us, please check to include following information:

  • Title of the project (must have)
  • Purpose or big question of the project
  • Hypotheses
  • Procedure
  • Result
  • Conclusion
  • Pictures or drawings (nice to have)

 Project Formats

We ask students to submit their projects in ONE of three formats:

  • Video format: student can choose to submit a less than 2 minutes video which will include the project details. Please be sure  to include their name, grade, class and title of the project at the beginning. In the video, student can describe and present their project details by showing the actual project or some pictures.
  • Word Document or PDF format: student can include the pictures and detail steps of the project in the document. (for lower grade students, we encourage to use pictures and 1 or 2 sentences for each picture)
  • PowerPoint format: student can use PowerPoint slides to show the details and pictures of the project. (for lower grade students, we encourage to use pictures for each slide and 1 or 2 sentences for each picture)

 Sample Project Ideas

Need help choosing a topic?

Here are some ideas to get start, but we want to see more creative ideas from you!

KG - 2nd Ideas 3rd - 5th Ideas
Setup Spring Scene by using LEGOs, Arts or any materials available at your house or in your garden.

Sorting Parts of a Flower Make your own planters using eggshells.
Color Changing Flower Science Experiment Try to make a skittles rainbow.
Rain Cloud in a Jar Science Experiment Make mini greenhouses.
How to Make a Cloud in a Jar Make the water cycle in-a-bag
Sprout some seeds in a bag Make your own terrariums.

Create Geometric Shape Flowers -

Use any geometric shape objects

Grow an indoor garden.
Learn about the life-cycle of a butterfly.
Static Electricity Butterfly Experiment

        

Check out the PTA Facebook page during April which will contain some STEM related project ideas. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact stemfair@apollopta.org.


 Other At-Home STEM Project ideas?