The 2017 STEM Night Event will feature four super-fun hands-on activities and a competitive Science Fair. Start creating your amazing ideas now for the big event, held on February 2nd from 5-8pm.
How to Participate
Bring your egg drops and trebuchets to the cafeteria by 9am on February 2nd. There is no pre-registration or fee. Participation prizes to the first 200 kids at each event.
Science Fair participants must pre-register by Friday, February 27th. There is a $5 fee to participate; however, no child will be turned away. Science Fair projects will be kept with the student in their classrooms until Fair set-up any 3:30 after school.
Bring all robots with you to the runway from 5:30 to 7:30pm. You are responsible for the safety of your own robot. There is no pre-registration or fee. Participation prizes to the first 200 kids.
Rubik’s Cube Team Tryouts will be help from 5pm to 7:30pm. We will have an official G4 timer and mat available for kids who can already “do the cube.” All kids who can do the cube in under two minutes are eligible to join the SSKY Cube Team. Participation prizes to the first 200 kids. There is no pre-registration or fee to participate at STEM Night; there are fees associated with joining the SSKY Cube Team.
Build a contraption that will protect a raw egg from a 25’ drop! It must be smaller than a 12” cube, weigh less than 5 lbs, cannot use a parachute, and must not be dangerous or extra-messy. Using any materials, kids can work in teams and with adult assistance, but each child may only participate in a single egg drop.
Build a trebuchet that can send a gummy bear flying! Your trebuchet can be made with family or friends, use any materials, and be homemade or from a kit — as long as you can carry it, you can launch it! Kids can work in teams and with adult assistance, but each child may only participate in a single trebuchet launch.
Build a robot, any robot, and send it down the red carpet at STEM Night! We’ll have music, lights and an MC, so bring something amazing to show us! Your robot can be any size, any shape, and made from any materials, homemade or from a kit–but it may not be dangerous or extra-messy, and must conform to school rules. Kids can work in teams, and with adult assistance, but each child may only exhibit a single robot.
Rubik’s Cube Team Tryouts!
Get to twisting and get ready to shout, because if you can solve the Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes you’ll qualify to be a part of the 2017 Sonoran Sky Rubik’s Cube Team!
2017 Science Fair
Three Competition Brackets: K-2, 3/4, and 5/6
Individual entries only; sorry, no teams.
$5 Entry Fee and Form due January 27, 2017
Science Fair Judging Period: February 2, 3 – 5pm
Up to 12 5/6 Division Winners will continue on to compete in the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair State Competition!
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In addition to the student presentation, notMYkid will also present a special ADULTS ONLY session Monday, November 7th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Media Center.
If you are the parent of a child who will be five years old by September 1st, 2016, please join us at the Sonoran Sky Kindergarten Roundup on February 1st, 2016 from 5:45 to 7pm!
Parents of kinders-to-be are invited to see the kindergarten classrooms and meet our oh-so-nice kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Spiekerman, Mrs. Armer, Ms. Muehling, and Miss Murray, and our excellent principal, Mr. Dawson! Please join us to learn about the wonderful Kindergarten programs and educational opportunities Sonoran Sky has to offer. During this event, parents will be able to visit classrooms, hear presentations from our teachers and principal, and get answers to all your kindergarten questions. The evening starts with a quick classroom viewing at 5:45pm. At 6:00pm we will begin our main presentation in the Media Center.
Sonoran Sky will begin taking Kindergarten applications the morning of Monday, February 1st. Download the necessary forms here. Completed applications should be submitted to the Sonoran Sky front office along with:
- A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate
- Your child’s immunization records
- Proof of Arizona residence (e.g., a current utility bill or lease agreement)
Please share this information with neighbors, friends, and family who have children that will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall. We would love the opportunity to provide a quality education for those children, too!
We look forward to seeing you for this informative evening!