Science Clubs & Events

  • Each year School District U-46 partners with local libraries to host STEM Expo Kick-Off events. These events are opportunities to engage, excite, and inform students about the U-46 STEM Expo.

    This year we are changing things up!!

    All STEM Expo Kick-Off events will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar, Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday in November. Each participating partner will provide the attendees with a virtual demonstration using one or several of the NGSS Crosscutting concepts.



  • The U-46 STEM Expo is an opportunity for K-12 students to create a project in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and present to judges, fellow students, families, and community members. Students are encouraged to explore a question or concept that interests them, create a project, and share their learning with their community.

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  • You Be The Chemist Challenge at Elgin High School

    The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education.  More information coming soon.

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  • Illinois Science Olympiad

    The Nation’s most exciting K-12 Science competition is happening in U-46.

    The school's participating in this years Illinois Science Olympiad:

    Middle School

    • Abbott Middle School
    • Canton Middle School
    • Ellis Middle School
    • Eastview Middle School
    • Larsen Middle School

    High School

    • Bartlett High School
    • South Elgin High School
    • Streamwood High School