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Did you know that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are growing more than twice as fast as the rest of the job market? You already know how valuable STEM is to your child’s future success . . . but do you know how much fun it can be?


Come find out at Lead Elementary PTA’s STEM + Families Science Festival, sponsored by Bayer! Science Festivals are a fun, family-friendly event that spark passion for STEM through activities and experiments for BOTH students and their families.


You and your child will explore … inspire … empower … and educate yourselves about how much fun science can be. You will also learn simple things you can do at home to foster your student’s interest in STEM. Most importantly, you will get the chance to connect with other families while you and your children learn and play together.


Research shows that family engagement leads to greater student success. Students with engaged parents are more likely to earn higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills and go on to college. We are very excited to see family engagement come alive in our PTA STEM + Families program, and we hope to see you there

If you missed our recent Science Festival at Lead, or are interested in how you can perform these experiments at home, please see below.

To prepare for this experiment you'll need 1 red cabbage. Fill a cooking pot with tap water. Grate the red cabbage into small pieces and place them in the pot. Boil the red cabbage for 20-30 minutes until the water turns a dark purplish color. Using the strainer, drain the water from the pot into pitchers. The collected water should be bluish/dark purple in color. ​ Questions to ask before starting the experiment: Have you ever eaten too much spicy food at one time? What happened? Did you take any medicine to help? What kind? (One of your students might say they took an antacid, or name one)  Why do you think that works?

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