Anza Elementary STEAM Fair
Submission Deadline: February 8, 2023
Are you a fan of Ada Twist, Scientist, or Rosie Revere, Engineer? How about Mystery Doug?
Do you love to explore and ask questions? If so, please consider participating in this year’s STEAM Fair. We’d love to hear about all your ideas!
Interested in participating in the 2023 Anza STEAM Fair? Please submit your entry form.
Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) emphasizes STEAM for science, where students will be applying and practicing their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills, but approaching their projects with a creative, or Artistic, perspective (the “A” in STEAM). This perspective is based on the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) where students are encouraged to focus not just on results, but on their process, one that includes trial and error, divergent thinking, dynamic problem solving and plenty of perseverance.
All elementary students in the Torrance Unified School District are invited and encouraged to submit a project for this year’s STEAM Fair.
The Anza Elementary first place award recipient in each grade for each category will move on to compete in the TUSD STEAM Fair:
- TK/K/1st Collection + Invention
- 2nd/3rd Invention
- 4th/5th Experimental Design + Invention
TUSD is encouraging all students to submit an Invention! The Invention category will also be eligible to compete in the South Bay Regional Invention Convention, state, national, and global Invention Conventions.
Anza Elementary students competing at 2022 Nationals Invention Convention
The TUSD STEAM Fair website has the links for all three STEAM fair projects. Within each project there are recorded videos to help parents and students at home. There are also packets that TUSD have put together for student use and guide them through the scientific thinking. Feel free to make a copy and use this excellent resource for your project submission.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT FROM LAST YEAR’S STEAM FAIR?
Anza Elementary is holding our 2023 STEAM Fair in-person with the awards ceremony to follow in the cafeteria.
STEAM Fair submission, judges evaluation, and interview: February 8th, 2023
Drop off projects at the cafeteria between 1:15-3:00pm
Each student will have an in-person meeting scheduled with the judges
In-person interviews will take place between 4-7pm
STEAM Fair and Awards Ceremony: February 9, 2023
STEAM Fair doors open at 5:30pm
Awards Ceremony begins at 6:15pm
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND WHAT TO EXPECT
1) Please follow the Project Info guidelines. In order to guide you through the process, please use the packet in your specific project category.
2) Each student will create a physical display board for the in-person STEAM fair. Please consider reviewing the links above to see the prompts for the display board.
Displaying photos of students conducting their experiments is strongly encouraged.
If you are finalist moving on to the TUSD STEAM Fair, TUSD requires you to submit a printed log, prototype, and a physical display board.
3) Kindergartners and first-graders are not expected to be tech-savvy. We encourage hand-written work.
4) The main goal of our STEAM Fair is to give students a way to showcase and share their science projects. We invite all students from the Anza Elementary community to attend the fair.
5) Each student will have a brief in-person meeting scheduled with the judges as part of their oral presentation. Please review the Oral Presentation section of the Scoring Rubric to prepare for it. (Go to Project Info on the TUSD Steam Fair website, then click on the corresponding topic for your student's category, near the bottom of the page, you can find the specifications, rules and rubric).
1. Projects from past Anza Elementary Virtual STEAM Fairs: