Edison Expo: CommuniTy BUILD Challenge

Each year the PTA holds a STEAM fair where students can present STEAM projects. 

This year, we are putting a twist on this activity, making a community event to encourage STEAM and community participation. The PTA Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction Challenge is new this year runs February 18 through February 25th! 

 

Here’s a short video explaining the challenge: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGXv-Pp615U


Students K-6 will create the longest popsicle structure possible, then take a video when they release the chain reaction. 

 

To participate, students will submit a short video as well as (1) the length in inches and (2) the number of popsicle sticks used. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Purchase popsicle sticks. Flatter and larger the better. 6" Seem to work the best.
  2. Build your popsicle stick chain reaction.
  3. Measure before exploding the chain.
  4. Take a video of the exploding chain. 
  5. Submit results via Google Form <COMING SOON> the week of Feb 21 - Feb 25. 

PRIZES

Classroom:

Participants in the classroom with the highest cumulative total win free ICE CREAM! PARTICIPATION helps your score!

Grade:

Participants in the grade with the highest cumulative total win a prize! 

PARTICIPATION helps your score!

Highest Individual Score in each grade:

The student with the longest structure/highest number of popsicle sticks in each grade wins a prize.