STEM Fair | Summerfest | OETA
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EXPECTATIONS FOR STEM FAIR

Thank you for choosing to participate in the OETA Kids Summerfest STEM Fair!

During the STEM Fair, you and your child will select a project were you will create a new or improve a simple machine that can be used in daily life.  Once you have completed the project you will prepare a report to explain your project to the judges.  While everyone will be recognized for their participation, A first, second and third place team will be chosen as winners for the competition.

The competition schedule is as follows:

10:00 am – 10:15 am:  Orientation (you will receive your project kit, materials and group assignment during this time)

10:15 am – 11:45 am:  Group 1 Work Time (this is the time you will be allotted to work on your project)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm:  Group 1 Clean up and Report Time (this is the time you will clean up your stations and prepare your presentation for the judges)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:  Group 2 Work Time

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Group 2 Clean up and Report Time

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm:  Judging

2:00 pm:  Awards given

 Here are the expectations for participation.

  1. Competitors with work in teams of one parent and one child.  Each party is expected to contribute equally to the project.
  2. Competitors are expected to arrive at the OETA office located at 535 North Greenwood Avenue (on the OSU-Tulsa campus) no later than 10:00 am on the day of the competition for orientation and to receive their project kit.
  3. Competitors may obtain assistance ONLY from designated STEM Fair consultants.  Consultations are expected to last no longer than 10 minutes AND no more than two consultations during the building stage.
  4. Competitors must complete their project within the time allotted to be eligible for judging.
  5. Competitors are expected to provide the following (among other) information in their report for judging (pre-kindergarten through 1stgrade children are expected to dictate as much of this information as possible to their parents)
    1. A description of your project
    2. The kind of machine it is (pulley, lever, etc.)
    3. How it can be used in day-to-day life
    4. Competitors are expected to HAVE FUN!!!