The EE Expo planning committee is currently seeking dynamic presentations on next year’s theme – S.T.E.M. Phenomena
In 2019, we will examine everyday phenomena found in our environment using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Appropriate presentations for this year’s theme would include any environmental observable occurrence or event that can be investigated to gather evidence to support a scientific explanation. Phenomena do not have to be phenomenal. It can be as ordinary as seeing your breath on a cold day. Choosing phenomena that students have experienced and can relate to provides a bridge for learning that allows for deeper conceptual understanding of the science behind the phenomenon. That learning can then be transferred to explain other phenomena that students have not yet experienced.
Guiding questions to consider when choosing a phenomenon:
- Does the phenomenon occur in the student’s’ local environment, is the phenomenon anchored in real-world issues, or does the phenomenon relate to a problem that needs to be solved?
- Can students observe and/or investigate the phenomenon either through firsthand experiences (e.g., directly in a classroom, lab, or outdoor environment) or through someone else’s experiences (e.g., through video presentations, research, or analyzing patterns in data)?
- Will students find making sense of the phenomenon interesting and important?
- Does the potential student learning related to the phenomenon justify the financial costs and classroom time that will be used?
Proposals are encouraged from both formal and informal educators. We are looking for a variety of proposals that will meet the needs of our diverse audience. We would like presentations for early childhood, elementary, middle, or high school aged students, and even presentations appropriate for nature centers, summer camps, home-school groups, or scouts.
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