Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in your ActivClassroom by encouraging students to participate in the first USA Science & Engineering Festival, held October 10-24, 2010. The festival creates a new model for celebrating science and engineering across the country.
Two weeks of science events across Virgina, Maryland and Washington, D.C. lead up to a two-day Expo on the National Mall October 23-24, 2010. More than 400 of the nation’s leading science and engineering organizations are already part of the festival, hosted by Lockheed Martin.
The Expo will help families and students explore science and engineering with hundreds of free, hands-on activities and over 40 science shows on three different stages. The two-day Expo is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. Take a look at this video for a peek into what you might find at the festival!
Build an underwater robot, pretend to fly the space shuttle, explore the science behind the magic of Hogwarts Academy and see a car that drives itself. We will also offer a way for teachers to give extra credit for proof of student attendance and participation. The Expo has something for everyone and is completely free of charge. Learn more about the festival at: http://www.usasciencefestival.org.
Help from Promethean Planet
Prepare your students for some of the concepts they might encounter at the fair by downloading resources from Promethean Planet. Try one of these themes for starters: Space, Plants, Oceans, Chemistry, Animals, Earth Day, Working with Data, Geometry, or Counting.
~~Written by the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s K-12 outreach coordinator Stacy Jannis, for Related