This year marked the first annual STEM Fun Fair for MAA’s 4th and 5th grade. Led by their science teacher, Mrs. Maria Lyons, MAA students explored the science behind a multitude of green energy solutions, including solar panels, wind turbines, and more. Mrs. Lyons was lucky enough to have a parent volunteer, Mr. Christon Hill, help with the project.
All of their hard work did not go unnoticed. The STEM Fun Fair has won three national and state awards. Just this past week, a group of fifth-graders took the T downtown to the State House to receive their award from the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Kathleen Theoharides. MAA received Third Honors, which came with a $100 prize for the school.
The STEM Fun Fair project was also selected as the Massachusetts Elementary School of the year for its outstanding energy education projects by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Additionally, this project has been selected by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) to take part in the Education Evolution Event at the State House in early June. We are so proud of Mrs. Lyons’s budding scientists for their hard work and dedication.