Virtual STEM Fair
ON-DEMAND

Build Solutions. Inspire Change. Leave a Legacy.

Engage your students in Grades 3-8 to participate in the On-Demand Virtual STEM Fair sponsored by Savvas Learning Company. Inspire students to consider a future STEM career. View conversations with STEM career guest speakers, experience hands-on STEM lessons and activities, and find solutions to local or global problems in a STEM Challenge.

 

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Take the Virtual STEM Challenge!

January 1-May 30, 2021

THE CHALLENGE: Have your students design and submit a solution to a local or global problem related to sustaining or improving a healthy environment. 

  1. Download the Resources

  2. Take pictures or short videos of your students’ STEM projects. Share them with us using #TheScienceofDoing on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! 

  3. Join our Science Facebook Group community to connect with other science educators and to stay up to date on all the latest news.

Official rules and entry information

 

Make it local. Take it Global.

Visit our website for free STEM support resources to use before, during, or after the on-demand Virtual STEM Fair experience. Design a Bridge, an earthquake safe building, or a water purification system. The resources on our Experience STEM site provides an opportunity to look at local issues and take it further to global solutions. Use some of the ideas generated to join in the STEM Fair Challenge!

STEM Support Resources

STEM Challenge

 

 

On-Demand STEM Fair Sessions 

On-Demand Career Connection: Surfers and their Microbiome
Cliff is a professional surfer and scientist from Hawai‘i. He spends his life chasing the best waves around the world and also looks to use science to protect those waves.
On-Demand STEM Lesson/Activity: Experimenting with Bugscocopter Flight
Students will make a helicopter-like Bugsocopter and experiment with factors that affect its speed in flight.
On-Demand Origami Time! Can you Make Hundreds of Objects from One Paper?
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
On-Demand Career Connection: Fire Service and Science with Ernie Carter
Ernie Carter has been in the Fire Service for 22yrs. He uses science knowledge of chemical reactions and fire behavior in his different areas of expertise.
On-Demand Career Connection: Studying the Brain on Drugs
As a child of West Indian immigrants, Gwenaëlle (Gwen-Eye-Yell) learned to communicate science across cultures and fight against stigmas and taboos around mental illness. She graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is currently pursuing a PhD in Neurobiology.
 
On-Demand Career Connection: Use your Gifts to Fulfill your Passion
Dr. Roni Ellington has been a mathematics educator for the past 20 years and has worked as a mathematics/STEM professional development consultant for various school districts and organizations. Currently, she is an associate professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University. Dr. Ellington is committed to promoting the mathematics education of African American students.
On-Demand STEM Lesson/Activity: Where’s All of the Water?
In this lesson activity, we will explore how water is distributed across the Earth, and build solutions for filtering our Earth’s freshwater into drinkable water.
On-Demand Origami Time! Where did the Rest of the Volume Go?
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
On-Demand Career Connection: Boots to Booties
An immigrant from Mexico, Karine Chapa-Vargas joined the US Air Force to learn the skills needed to become a Certified Surgical Technologist for the last 20 yrs. She currently works at a level 1 trauma center where she is part of the abdominal transplant team.
On-Demand Career Connection: From Idea to Store Shelf: How Did I Get There? with Darren Coon
Starting out as a teacher, Darren Coon recognized a tremendous need in the classroom of encouraging kids to evolve the engineering design process. This prompted him to to develop TeacherGeek engineering and design materials which are now being used in thousands of classrooms and stores around the world.
On-Demand STEM Lesson/Activity: An Essential Resource
Students design a large water collection and retention tub and then propose methods for transporting the water from the tub to villagers in need of water.
 
On-Demand STEM Lesson/Activity: How Earthquakes Knock Down Buildings
In a hands-on demonstration, Michael will show what is important in determining whether or not an earthquake will knock down a building.
On-Demand Career Connection: Playing Well Together: Art Meets Tech
Loving technology, Janie Bynum learned to use an Apple computer in 1986 and has been creating designs and illustrations in the digital world ever since. Learning this technology in the “early days” of digital graphic design inspired her to start her own business in 1987. Originally employing other designers, she now works on her own as a freelancer.
On-Demand Origami Time! How to Engineer a Flying Cylinder
Come enjoy some mental gymnastics and fun critical thinking exercises. All you need is a sheet of paper, a ruler, scissors, pencil and your imagination.
On-Demand Career Connection: Twin Pops & Technology with Jamie Schultz and Brice Mills
Headquartered in Wheeling, W.V, the company operates three manufacturing plants throughout the country, producing more than 2 million Twin Pops a day. This session will provide an in depth tour of the production facility, highlighting the science, technology and robotic machinery used to make the products.
On-Demand Career Connection: Why Not You? Thoughts on Being a STEM Entrepreneur
Joshua Goldberg is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Legends of Learning, a learning metaverse where anyone can learn anything through games. Prior to Legends, Josh served as Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer for Sunlight Financial, the largest consumer focused energy lender in the United States.
 
 
 
 


Share the Fun!

Tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using @SavvasLearning with hashtag #TheScienceofDoing to show us your projects!

 

Career Connections sessions are facilitated by leaders from the following organizations.

TeacherGeek
Janie Bynum
Legends of Learning
Twin Pops
 

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