Virtual S.T.E.A.M. Day

Fairmont Charter Elementary School

Friday, May 29, 2020

Each year, on the last Friday in May, we traditionally host S.T.E.A.M. Day at Fairmont so that our students can experience hands-on activities that celebrate the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics - and give them a chance to work together and learn from each other.

While we can't host S.T.E.A.M. Day in person this year, we can still celebrate!

Enjoy the videos below and take some of our Virtual S.T.E.A.M. Day Challenges! If you do, please share photos and videos with us. We would love to see your creativity and problem solving in action. Feel fee to tag us on social media using @FairmontCharter and #FalconsSoarTogether.

TK & K: Solo Cup Shooter Challenge

Materials needed: cups, balloons, and marshmallows

Marshmallow Shooter

1st grade: Color & Dancing Stick Figure Challenges

Materials needed for Color Challenge: clear cups, paper towels, food coloring, and water


Materials needed for Dancing Stick Figure Challenge: glass dish, dry erase marker, and water

Dancing Stick Figure

2nd grade: Vinegar Egg Challenge

Materials needed: egg, cup, and vinegar

Steam Day 2020: A Bouncing Egg?!

3rd grade: Marble Run Challenge

Materials needed: paper, tape, and marbles


4th grade: Rocket Science Challenge

Materials needed: plastic bottle, baking soda, vinegar,

3 pencils/straws/wooden sticks (for launch pad), tape, paper towel (optional), and cork*

* If you don’t have a cork the video shows how to make a substitute!

STEAM Day Video 4th grade

5th grade: Rainbow in a Cup Challenge

Materials needed: water, oil, food coloring (any colors), 16 oz. clear glass,

another clear glass, and a fork

Rainbow in a Cup

For more fun exploring density, check out this video below! Materials needed: 5 cups (any kind), hot water and container, 1 clear glass, dropper/straw, tablespoon, and skittles!

Rainbow in a Glass! Experiment of the Month May 2017--Scientist Joe

6th Grade: Egg Drop Challenge

Egg Drop Challenge

Materials needed: raw egg, any materials around the house to build your “nest” to protect your egg from the fall, art materials to decorate your “nest”, and parent permission to safely drop or smash your egg!

For some cool examples, check out the video below!

Top 10 1ST PLACE Egg Drop Designs! Science Experiment Challenge!

End-of-Year Events

Join us for these End-of-the-Year Drive Thru events:

  • Monday, June 1: TK Memory Book Pick-up from 10am - 12pm
  • Tuesday, June 2: Drive Thru Retirement from 5pm - 6pm to honor Mrs. Swesey and Mrs. Parker for their 46 years of combined service in education!
  • Wednesday, June 3: Drive Thru Promotion from 6pm - 7pm to honor our 6th grade students!
  • Thursday, June 4: Drive Thru Wave Thru from 11:30am - 12:30pm to wave goodbye to each other!

Please stay in your cars and stagger arrival times.

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