What is the TMES STEM EXPO?
The STEM Expo is an event for TMES designed by the PTA in conjunction with the school to provide an opportunity for TMES K-2nd grade students to explore their interests using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) outside of the classroom as an individual or small group. Students can either create an invention that works to solve a problem or present a more traditional science project. These projects will be displayed in the All-Purpose-Room on the evening of February 20th during the STEM EXPO. Also at the EXPO, the PTA will be providing fun hands-on science activities and demonstrations for all TMES students who attend whether they are bringing a project or not. In previous years, the 3rd-5th grade has participated in a traditional Science Fair on the same evening.
Are the projects for the EXPO judged or graded?
NO. The TMES STEM Expo is not structured as a competition but rather an experience that the students can be proud to participate in. All students will receive positive feedback from parents and teachers who view their projects.
Here are some examples of real student inventions:
Real Student Inventions
Here is just one of many websites with a number of experiments designed especially for Kindergarten students!
Kindergarten Science Experiments.html
More Science experiment resources for kids:
Science Fair Project Ideas
MCPL Science Project Resource Page
A simple search for “science projects” returns over a 1000 titles – the library is a great resource for finding a simple age-appropriate science project for your child!
Click here to do a sample search through MCPL!
Hint: Eliminate searching through the stacks and use the online catalog. Place a hold on the book you want – it will be delivered to your closest library and will be ready and waiting for you to pick it up! You can also “look inside” many books on Amazon too to decide if it has what you’re looking for.
Other STEM opportunities
The Montgomery County Public Library also hosts many STEM events and activities that you can participate in:
MOCO Library STEM