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S.T.E.M. (Science - Technology - Engineering - Math) Activities

Date: Sept 20 - Sept 29, 2019
Computer Café, Technology/Robotics Showcases, Virtual Welding, Giant Games, Straw Rockets, Bricks4Kids, Snap Circuits, and more!

Bath Bombs

This booth is sponsored by the Central Washington University Chemistry Department and gives fair goers the chance to explore some fun measurement, chemical reaction, and hands-on creation as they create their own bath bombs!

Wenas Mammoth Foundation

Fair Goers explore the world of the prehistoric! They will learn about the actual Mammoth who roamed the hills of the Wenas Valley thousands of years ago. Participants will get to take on the role of the paleontologist as they explore dig boxes in search of treasures from the past.

Engineering Challenges

Fair goers get the chance to tackle the role of an engineer as they solve real world engineering design challenges. The engineer that solves the challenge in the least amount of time, or the most inventive and imaginative way will place themselves in the drawing for an Amazon gift card!

Snap Circuits / Paper Circuits

The Snap Circuits booth is one of four booths sponsored by the South Central STEM Network. Fair goers investigate electric circuits by creating complete circuits with the connectors from Snap Circuit kits. Circuits may run fans, set off alarms, or turn on lights and buzzers.


The Bricks4Kids booth gives students and parents alike the chance to learn, build, and play with LEGO Bricks. Each day fair goers will have the chance to try their hand at constructing different LEGO creations. From Spin Art, LEGO Mosaics, or an Eiffel Tower this booth provides fun for everyone.

Straw Rockets

A very popular booth returns to this year’s STEM Building, Straw Rocket construction. Students select from pre-cut fins, nose cones, and straws to build the rocket of their imagination. Launchers are set up in the center of the STEM Building for rocket scientists to test out their designs. Sponsored by the South Central STEM Network.

Giant Games

This booth presents fair goers with a super-sized opportunity to show off their special reasoning skills! The booth includes a 4 ft. tall Connect Four game, Giant Jenga, Checkers, and giant Tic, Tack, Toe. Sponsored by the South Central STEM Network.

STEM Puzzles

Fair Goers have the opportunity to show off their ability to meet a variety of STEM challenges including separating interlocking horse shoes, stacking 15 nails on 1 nail, leap frogging pegs to finish with only one peg remaining, etc. This booth is sponsored by the South Central STEM Network.
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Attention! That’s Not All Folks!

In addition to the activities listed above which will be supervised by volunteers from this year’s Day Sponsor organizations there will be a number of other attractions in the STEM Building that require NOTHING on the part of the Day Sponsor organization, but will provide added enjoyment to fair goers who visit the STEM Building.

The Technology Showcase Booth

The Yakima School District will be displaying a number of 3-D printers with staff to demonstrate the amazing things that this new technology is capable of creating.

Robotics Showcase

Each afternoon (Monday-Friday) a different group of students will be on-site to share their robotics projects. Students from numerous school districts as well as MESA will be involved this year.

Virtual Reality Experience

On Scheduled days fair goers will have the chance to explore the power of Virtual Reality! Using Oculus Go technology individuals will explore worlds they have never before visited, experience the inner workings of the human body, or blast off in the capsule of a Saturn rocket!


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