Join us for the 10th Annual Science & Invention Convention
This event encourages Montgomery school 3rd – 8th grade students to use imagination and critical thinking skills while increasing curiosity in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Montgomery High School Commons
Snow date - February 1, 2020 at the Montgomery High School Commons
Morning Session: 9:30am - 11:00am
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
During this non-competitive event, each student or student team will prepare a project in advance to discuss with an evaluator and will receive a medal and certificate of accomplishment! Between sessions everyone is welcome to visit science demonstrations in the commons lobby!
Sponsored by the MMS PTO and MES PTA
How Do We Choose a Project? Anything that your child shows interest in and gets excited about! Get creative, pick a topic that interests you, brainstorm and execute! Games/toys, helping people and/or pets, nature, improving a process and even fashion/clothing design can inspire science project and invention ideas! Past entries have included: DNA extraction from banana using detergent, Lego Robots, flower coloring, an idea of a green roof, the laser interference demo debating light as a wave or particle, tropical fish growth tracking and even the invisible ink.
What should my project look like? Every project will be different and might include prototypes and/or displays. Some projects might be a process (a new way to memorize a list of objects) or ideas for items that cannot be realistically or safely created (a machine that washes and dries clothes). Get creative in how you would like to present your ideas! Please note that live animals or flames are not permitted at the convention. A very limited number of electrical outlets are available on a first come, first serve basis.
How Does the Science & Invention Convention Day Work? Students will set up their projects on a table and present them to "evaluators” (our volunteer/high school judges). They will be asked a few make-the-children-feel-empowered no-trick questions. Then the judge will present students with their medals and certificates. Between the sessions all children and their families are welcome to visit science demonstrations in the commons lobby!
How do we register? Click HERE to register. Registration will be open until January 14, 2020 11:59pm. There is a $20.20 entry fee per student participant which includes a t-shirt, medal and a certificate of completion.
What else is there to see at the event? Besides kid’s presentations, MMS and MHS Robotics teams will present their robotic projects; MHS Science club students will present high school extra-curricular activities.
What happens in case of inclement weather? Your children will not get discouraged. The convention will be moved to the following week on Saturday February 1, 2020. Kids who work on their projects but fear to present in public can be arranged to present in school classes after the convention.
What happens if my child is no longer able to attend after registration has been completed? The deadline to cancel your registration and receive a refund is January 12, 2020. No cancellations will be allowed after that date.
How do I make a change to my child's registration? Please contact the S&IC committee at SIC@montypto.org. They will be able to assist you in updating your child's registration. No changes will be allowed after January 12, 2020.
Advertise your business? Vendors are welcome to advertise their business at the S&IC event. Present your business and/or service to hundreds of visitors including students, parents and community leaders. Click HERE to sign up for a table.
Questions? Please contact the S&IC committee at SIC@montypto.org if you have any questions, if you would like to volunteer to be an evaluator, help with concession sales or set up/take down at the event.
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