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BUILDING STEAM! STEM Fair & Art Show

The Sumner School District is transforming the annual science fair into a STEM Fair – showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This year math activities, more technology and engineering projects will be added to the annual science event, held in conjunction with the District Art Show.

See an explosion of creative talent in this all-district science, technology, engineering, math and art event featuring science and art projects by students of all ages at the STEM Fair!

Building STEAM! Sumner School District K-12 STEM Fair & Art Show
9:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
February 9, 2013
Lakeridge Middle School, 5909 Myers Road East in Bonney Lake


Science Fair
Science fairs give students the opportunity to model the work of professional research scientists. Students who develop science projects learn or improve their skills in scientific method and experimentation, logical thinking and problem-solving, writing and public speaking, and advanced library research. Students will present projects to science fair judges, with the top projects moving on to regional competition in March.

Each school will send first, second, and third place entries and two honorable mention entries per grade level at each school on to the District Science Fair.  To ask questions or to volunteer for the Science Fair, please e-mail: Jennifer Peters or Don Pruett

Science Fair Project Packets

Grades 6-12 Science Fair Schedule
Registration: 11:00 AM
Students must register one half-hour before judging begins for their grade level.
Grades 6-12 Judging: 12:45 to 2:30 p.m.
Grades 6-12 Awards Presentation: 3:00 p.m.

Technology, Engineering and Math Demos and STEM Hands On: 10:00 AM – 3:00 p.m.
Camp Invention, First LEGO League, Project Lead the Way, Daffodil Valley Elementary STEM projects and demos. Additional art and science activities by: Boeing Geology Club, Cascade Regional Blood Services, Chess Table, Pierce County Environmental Educators, Tacoma Astronomical Society, WSU Master Gardeners, and more!

Block Fest: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon & 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
hosted by the Sumner School District Early Learning Department
Block Fest™ teaches math and science through block play. Play and learn with little blocks, big blocks and very big blocks, square blocks and round blocks, wooden blocks, foam blocks, cardboard blocks...lots and lots of blocks! This building block extravaganza is offered in conjunction with the District STEM Fair and Art Show for children 8 months to eight years.

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“The Toy That Math Built” on the Commons Stage at 12 Noon
sponsored by the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation
A 45-minute program presented by professional toy inventor and nationally recognized educator Rick Hartman. Using hilarious demonstrations and captivating contraptions, Rick demonstrates the everyday usefulness of important mathematical principles and processes studied in the classroom. Grounded in the Washington State K-6 Mathematics Standards, “The Toy that Math Built” interweaves topics like number, place value, pattern, problem solving and geometry with surprising toys, audience interaction and plenty of laughter.

District Art Show
hosted by the Sumner School District Fine Arts departments with support from The City of Sumner Arts Commission
This 4th Annual Show celebrates the arts in public schools with pieces of student work in various media including watercolor, oil, charcoal, colored pencil, mixed media, and ceramics on exhibit. This year the show will include digital photographs by middle and high school students. Visitors to the show may cast a vote for their favorite work of art for the “People’s Choice Award.” Ben Franklin will have a hands-on table available for budding artists to create art.

As part of the STEM Fair, students in kindergarten - grade 12 participated in poster artwork contest, utilizing the Fair’s theme “Building STEAM,” incorporating themes of Science, Tech-nology, Engineering, Art and Math. Mountain View Middle School eighth grade student Stacey Randolph was selected as this year’s winner, and her original artwork was used to design the 2013 STEM Fair poster. All entries will be on display at the STEM Fair.

This event is free and open to the public; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available from the Lakeridge Booster Club.

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