Navy Elementary’s STEAM Fair:

World of Tomorrow

Monday, March 28, 2022

Navy’s annual STEAM Fair is back! This all-day, school-wide event features presentations from professionals in STEAM-related fields and a Fair highlighting student-led projects. Participation in the Fair is free and open to all Navy students in grades K-6. To register your child, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

STEAM Fair Theme

The theme for this year’s Fair is the “World of Tomorrow.” Our world is evolving quicker than ever in transportation, architecture, sustainability, solar, medicine, etc. We want to see how Navy students envision the World of Tomorrow through explorations in the STEAM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

To get started, students might consider one of the following topics for their project:

  • What and how will food be stored and consumed in the future? By what method or means?
  • How will we travel in the future? What and why will that be the case?
  • How does energy production work in the future? What can we use to create energy? How will energy production affect our future environment?
  • How will we live and work in the world of tomorrow? What professions will we need and why?
  • What will buildings, houses, schools, gas stations, amusement parks, and other architecture look like, and how will they function in the future?
  • How do we communicate across the world in the future? How will we communicate with family, work, or social media?
  • How will new technologies shape the world of tomorrow?

The website Jason Learning is also a good science resource and is available to students through their Google login.

Student Led Projects

STEAM Fair projects are about asking questions like “Why?,” “How?,” or “What if?.” Projects can fall into one or more STEAM-related fields. Students can:

  • Use scientific, engineering, or design methodologies to discover answers to their questions,
  • Create a model or presentation to show how something works, or
  • Explore and present theme-related topics through the arts (visual, music, etc.).

Whatever the project, the ideas and work should come from the student. It is important that students conduct their own research, experiments, and discovery—even if the experiment or design doesn’t work!

Parents should use their best judgment in deciding when to get involved, such as when there is a potential safety issue. For especially young students, parents may provide some guidance.

Project Teams

Students may work on projects independently, with a partner, or with a team. Partners or team members can come from different classes or grades, but all participants must be current Navy Elementary students. Maximum team size is four.

Information Guides

Before starting on a project, students and parents should review the following information guides to understand the rules, guidelines, and procedures for the STEAM Fair:

Judging

Our goal in hosting the Fair is to encourage exploration and discovery and to promote a deep, lifelong passion for STEAM. The STEAM Fair is not a competition between students. Instead, projects are evaluated on their individual merits and within grade-level expectations.

On the day of the Fair, students will present their projects to our judges who will evaluate them using the Judging Rubric linked below. Projects that show extra effort may receive gold, silver, or bronze ribbons for their team members.

Judging Rubric: 2022 Navy STEAM Fair Judging Rubric (PDF)

Volunteers Needed

A big event like the STEAM Fair is only possible with help from volunteers. Please contact Lena Bourgeois at lenabourgeois@icloud.com for more information on how you can help make the STEAM Fair a success.

Registration

Registration for the 2022 STEAM Fair has closed.