Osseo Schools Kidstop program included in STEM Day the State Fair

The Osseo School District Kidstop program will be among more than 25 exhibitors at STEM Day at the Minnesota State Fair Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All exhibits will be in Dan Patch Park (formerly Carousel Park near the grandstand).

The eighth annual STEM Day features over 30 participants who will share hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations including: robots, rocketry, computer coding and animals designed for children of all ages. Each organization will involve children and adults in STEM-oriented activities and illustrate how the objects, systems and buildings people encounter every day are driven by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

At last year’s STEM Day at the Minnesota State Fair, the Kidstop program from the Osseo School District has an education exhibit booth up. This year the STEM Day event will be Thursday, Aug. 24.

A performance stage will feature entertaining experiments and demonstrations, including:

9 a.m. — U of MN Raptor Center

10 a.m. — Physics Force

10:45 a.m. — MN Department of Education Presidential Award Finalists

11 a.m. — WCCO – Weather Science

Noon — U of MN Raptor Center

1 p.m. — Physics Force

2 p.m. — WCCO – Weather Science

3 p.m. — The Bakken Museum – Small Stuff, Big Deal

4 p.m. — America’s Fun Science

STEM Day at the State Fair is an initiative of SciMathMN, a nonprofit statewide organization that advocates for effective, engaging, and rigorous STEM education opportunities for all Minnesota students, preparing them for citizenship, career, and college. The day is hosted by the Minnesota STEM Network and is organized by volunteers from MTS Systems, Seagate, St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota.

2017 STEM Day at the State Fair participants include 3M Visiting Wizards, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota, ARDUTIME, The Bakken Museum, Bell Museum of Natural History, Blue University, Boston Scientific, Challenger Learning Center of Minnesota, Code Savvy, Eastview Lightning Robotics, Emerson Process Management, FIRST Robotics Team 2169, KING TeC FIRST Robotics Team 2667, Knights of the Valley, Ft. Snelling Cadet Squadron, MN 131, Civil Air Patrol, Girls Inc. at YWCA of Minneapolis, GOFIRST, High Tech Kids, The Learning Jet, Market Science, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium, Minnesota MATHCOUNTS, Minnesota Zoo, MTS Systems Corporation, NASA’s MN Space Grant Consortium, National Association of Rocketry, Orbital ATK, Osseo Area Schools Kidstop, Play Quiz Bowl, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Youth Energy Summit (YES!) Program, TPT-TV “SciGirls”, SciMathMN, Seagate, Smiths Medical, Society of Women Engineers – Minnesota Chapter, STEM Bunnies, The Works Museum, “WOW Wind Power,” YIMA Youth Aviation Academy and Blattner, Inc.,

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