STEM Night

2020-2021 Co-Chairs: Liang-Ting Jiang and Li-Yen Chen

stem@medinapta.org 

 

Medina STEM Night is an exciting night full of fun and hands-on learning with STEM related activities for all ages. This year, the STEM night will be uniquely held virtually, with the goal of providing an equally exciting experience.

 

We welcome the entire Medina Elementary community to join us for exploration, discovery and entertainment.

  

Jump to: Fall 2020 | Spring 2021

 


STEM Night - Fall 2020

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Our fall STEM Night will include exciting live shows and presentations from vendors, and a Science Demo from students. 

 

All students (K-5) are invited to submit a 1-minute video of a STEM-related topic or experiment for the Science Demo. See the submission guidelines below.

 

Upload Your 1-Minute Video

website account required

 

Submissions are due Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 11pm.  

 

Live Presentations

Radical Reactions (Pacific Science Center) - 30 min

Explore the explosive ways that chemicals unite and react as you discover the signs of chemical reactions through colorful demonstrations, and learn how chemistry is all around you.

 

Gravity and Space (KidsQuest Museum)  - 20 min

Get ready to explore how things behave in space, as we expand and contract marshmallows in our pressure chamber and learn about Earth’s gravitational pull using our gravity table. 

Key Science Topics: Space Science | Physical Science

Key Processing Skills: Scientific Inquiry | Observing | Compare and Contrast

 

Call of the Wild (Woodland Park Zoo) - 15 min

Chirp, Tweet, Snort, Snog, Baaa, Hiss, Bray, Squawk, Bark and all other sorts of voices will join you when you invite a Woodland Park Zoo ambassador animal to your virtual meeting, gathering or happy hour.

 

Science Demo 

The Science Demo is a regular program in STEM Night where our students show off their original scientific ideas. This year, the demo will be held virtually in the format of video submissions. We welcome students at all level (K-5) to participant. There will be participation gifts!

 

Submission Format: 1-minute video upload

 

Topic: All STEM-related topics are welcome as long as you can make it a 1 minute video! The only exception is Egg Drop, which will be part of our Spring STEM Night.

 

Here are some examples topics:

  1. Explain a physics equation and show an experiment;
  2. Describe a math formula and apply it to a real-world problem;
  3. Write a program to control a robot. 

 Here are some example videos:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOvp1btuDws
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFlVWf8JX4A

 


STEM Night - Spring 2020

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Egg Drop Challenge

The challenge is to create a container that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a high fall. You can make this as simple or complex as you want!