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.

 

Our STEM Night presentations are now available for viewing in our Event Archives!

 

Jump to: Fall 2020 | Spring 2021

 


STEM Night - Fall 2020

 

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Watch the Event!

 

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 2021

 

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Our Spring 2021 STEM Night will be held virtually, and the programming will include live presentations, student science demos, and our popular Egg Drop Challenge!

 

Important Dates

  • 3/13 (Sat): Egg Drop Material Kit Pick Up from school
  • 3/14 (Sun): Egg Drop rules announced and submissions open
  • 4/4 (Sun): Video uploads due
  • 4/7 (Wed): STEM Night

Science Demos

 

All students are invited to submit a 1-minute video of a STEM-related topic or experiment for the Science Demo. All STEM-related topics are welcome. Upload your video here by April 4 at 9pm.

 

Egg Drop Challenge

Follow the three steps below to participate in our Egg Drop Challenge!

 

1. Create a Mechanism that Protects a Dropping Egg

 

Use the materials in the list below only (if you missed the pickup, just follow the spec!):

  • 1 quart-size ziplock bag
  • 1 pair of bamboo chopsticks (and the paper bag that comes with)
  • 1 paper clip
  • 1 sheet of kitchen paper towel
  • 4 rubber bands
  • 1 balloon
  • Approx 100 cm of string
  • 1 Hershey kiss (and it’s wrapping)
  • As much water/glue stick/air as needed
  • As much creativity as needed :)

 

2. Prepare a Video

 

Your video should be 1-minute long (or less) and include:

  • a presentation of your design
  • a demonstration dropping an egg from 50cm and/or 100cm (or higher!)

 

3. Upload Your Video

 

Please upload your 1-minute video here:

Upload Your One-Minute Video

Submissions are due April 4, 2021 at 9pm

 

 

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