Peterson Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204


(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
The PTA runs the STEM program for Peterson Elementary.  This enrichment program is in addition to the school science curriculum and currently includes the Science Fair, a Science Assembly and Earth Day. Parents are encouraged to join the STEM committee and volunteer to help for individual events.  No science background is required!!  Just bring your curiosity and willingness to help! You will be rewarded by seeing students' minds expand and their self-confidence increase!!

What happens if I use cold water versus hot, to make bubbles? Will plants grow faster if I play music? What experiment would you like to do?
Peterson's Science Fair is scheduled for 

Monday, March 6th, 6-8 pm

Register here to participate
(Deadline to register is February 20, 2017)
Sign up here to volunteer

Mark your calendars, more details below!



Peterson Elementary Science Fair Information

All Peterson students and their families are invited to participate in the science fair.  In preparation for the fair, each student can develop one project to present, with the help of parents. Students may work individually or teams, up to four people. Students do not have to be in the same grade level to work together. These guidelines should answer any questions you may have on this fun and educational process.

(Deadline to register is February 20, 2017)

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Parent / Student Friendly Science Fair Planning Guide
Looking for a student/parent-friendly science fair planning guide?  This guide was created by a Science Lab Teacher named Lora Holt.  It is a great guide to get you and your student planning for the Science Fair.  It has some great explanations of The Scientific Method.  But, remember, it was created for another district so the specific dates, Science Fair Rules, and Point Guide for judging do not apply to our Science Fair.  Please refer to our Science Fair and Safety Guidelines links above for this information.


Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide

(From the University of Texas Elementary School)


Peterson Elementary Earth Day Celebration
May 9, 2017
3:35-5:00 pm

"Play 'n Plant" Celebration!Parents and children are welcome to join us after school for our “Play ’n Plant” Celebration!  We will plant new flowers, have fun and tidy up the school grounds to celebrate Spring, show pride in our school and take care of our planet!  We look forward to seeing you and your children at the event!

2017 Updated Information:

Peterson’s Plant and Play is on Tuesday, May 9th, from 3:30-5:00.  We will plant flowers, clean up the school grounds and play some games.  Flowers and tools will be provided, so just dress to get messy!  There will be an indoor inclement weather plan, just in case!

Freezer pops (Jel Sert "Frootee Ice" freezer pops from Gordon Food Service) will be served.  Contact Kristina Beliveau if you have questions.  Volunteers are needed to help the kids plant their flowers!  Register by May 5th at:



Contact Us

Principal: Allison Landstrom

4008 Chinaberry Lane (map)
Naperville, IL‎ 60564

Phone: 630.428.5678
Fax: 630.428.6181
Attendance: 630.428.7260

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