STEM + Families Science Festival

Register for the Alki PTA STEM + Families Science Festival

LIVE: Friday, May 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM on Zoom



Participate in fun, hands-on science experiments with your family, guided by our PTA.

Thanks to a grant from National PTA + Bayer, plus volunteer help, Alki PTA ia proud to provide all of the necessary materials and safety equipment to all Alki students.

PARTICIPATE LIVE! Pre-register for our live virtual event happening Friday, May 14, 2021 and perform these experiments in real time with the school. Sign up for the zoom link at

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN PACE! Instructions and discussion questions have been provided for you and your family to conduct all 4 experiments at your own pace. Videos from the live presentation will be available at following the event.

SCIENCE SUPPLY BAGS: Thanks to a grant awarded to Alki PTA, science supply bags with all of the necessary materials will be distributed this week to all Alki students. Your science supply bags will come home in backpacks for those in-person and included in at-home learner’s materials bags to be picked up this Friday, May 14th (3-5pm) during Alki’s Materials Distribution Day. (If you are out of town, please see bottom of page).

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Gather your Science Supply Bag, the following supplies, have an adult nearby, read the instructions thoroughly, put on your safety goggles and let’s begin!

For these experiments, you will need:

PRIZES: Science if fun, but so is winning stuff! 10 lucky winners will receive prize packs for participating in our live virtual event or sharing photos of your “at your own pace” at-home experiences. To qualify, send your photos to before May 21, 2021. Students are not required in pictures to qualify for prize packs.



Thank you to Pegasus Books, The Works Seattle, Math 4 Love, Tiny Science and Seattle Aquarium!


HOW-TO VIDEO:  How-to videos of Alki students conducting each experiment will be made available after the live event.



What if I am out of town? Materials bags will be available at the school office until May 21st.  If you plan to be out of town longer than that, you can still participate in these fun family-friendly experiments with somewhat common household items.  Here are the materials needed and instructions for each experiment.

Alka Rockets

Martian Jelly

Icky Sticky Slime

Bubbling Lava Lamp