When we began developing the STEM Fair series, we quickly realized that illustrating the step-by-step process of creating a STEM Fair experiment was going to take quite awhile - 30 weeks to be exact. So, rather than overload everyone (including us) with too many posts and too many tasks; we opted to chunk everything down and create a tutorial within our blog. By offering the series in this format:
You can ask questions and we can offer suggestions.
The series becomes a fluid document that we can update immediately.
Together we can build on ideas in an organized fashion.
This is a unique opportunity for us at STEM Starter to recreate a process that is utilized in higher learning. For example, it's not unusual for college professors to issue assignments that are sections of a much larger and complicated final project. By breaking down a STEM Fair experiment into smaller portions - it allows you the opportunity to navigate and manage expectations in unknown waters. Additionally, this could be a unique opportunity for you to actually create, develop and test drive a "mock" STEM Fair experiment. By doing so, you can flatten the learning curve, work out the bugs and be prepared for the next real STEM Fair.
The STEM Fair Series begins Friday, August 21st and will run through until mid April of 2021. We will make a new posting every Friday at 9:00 a.m. with the exception of holidays. Each post reviews a topic that assists you in the development of STEM Fair Experiment. You can incorporate the posting into your lessons for the week or save them until you are ready to begin creating your STEM experiment. Additionally for your convenience; nearly every post will include a Homework Suggestion that can be used as an Experiment Expansion opportunity. We hope this assists you in reaching your STEM goals and we can't wait to see all of the creativity and ingenuity you can bring to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!
God Bless and STEM on!