G-STEM Expo is the Galloway School Science Fair held each year so that students k-5th grade can showcase what they have learned about science and the scientific method. The rules are consistent with The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP). Our students may choose to participate in regional and state-wide fairs in middle and high school. The G-STEM Expo is designed to prepare our students for upper level participation.
G-STEM Expo, participation is required in all grades, kindergarten through fifth grade.
• Kindergarteners collect data and prepare charts and/or graphs to show that they know about organizing, labeling, and making conclusions.
• First graders prepare 3D models of objects or events that cannot be studied in real time or because the object is too large, small, or dangerous to come to our classroom.
• Second graders prepare demonstrations to show “how the world works”. This will require answering a question by using objects (or models). ‘What is a solar eclipse?’ ‘Why is it easier to ride your bike on the sidewalk instead of the grass?’ ‘How do seeds get moved from one place to another?’
• Upper school (3rd-5th grade) perform experiments which require the control of variables, testing a hypothesis using the scientific method.
• Third grade students will do product testing, determining which product does the best job, is the most economical or both.