Virtual STEM Fair: June 8, 2021
World Ocean Day

Build Solutions. Inspire Change. Leave a Legacy.

Engage your students in Grades 3–8 to participate in Savvas Learning Company’s World Ocean Day event! Join us for an exciting lineup of live virtual sessions. Inspire students to consider a future career in science, technology, engineering, and math by participating in conversations with prominent professionals about their STEM Careers, experiencing hands-on STEM lessons and activities, and finding solutions to local or global problems using our free STEM support resources.

HOW IT WORKS: Teachers register, then project the presentation or share the link with students. You will have access to all of the sessions for the entire day!

Register for the June 8th Virtual STEM Fair Day 


Featured Speakers and Sessions

Shannon Petree

9:30-10:00am ET STEM Activity
If Water Has Memory, Then What Does That Mean For Our Oceans?
Speaker: Shannon Petree


Rachel LeCates

10:30am-11:00am ET Career Connection
Let's Talk Turtles!
Speaker: Rachel LeCates, Sea Turtle Conservation, Inc.


Michael Comer

1:00-1:30am ET STEM Activity
What makes the oceans move?
Speaker: Michael Comer


Michael Padilla

2:00-2:40pm ET STEM Activity 
Experimenting with Paper Folding
Speaker: Michael Padilla






Mars Explorers Wanted

On-Demand Summer
Space Camp

Come blast off and launch a lifelong love of all things space and science with Janet's Planet Virtual Astronaut Camp, a camp that creates out of this world engagement with Janet and her team of educators and experts. Each day brings a new mission. You'll Zoom with an astronaut, a pilot, a scientist, a Mars rover specialist, and a mathemagical Genius! You'll have astronaut challenges and hands-on science experiences that will test your budding astronaut skills. Most of all virtual campers will have the opportunity to explore, learn and get a daily dose of science and space that will boost confidence in their STEAM abilities.

Pre-Launch Registration starts soon!


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 

April 22, 2021 12:30 PM EST - April 22, 2021 01:00 PM EST

The “Wipe It” Coaster Challenge

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Roller coaster!!!! True, responsible citizens should follow the 3 R’s but let’s also have a little fun while thinking about the environment! Join us on this Earth Day STEM and Engineering Design Activity as students face the challenge of building a marble roller coaster from empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls based on specific criteria. Students will plan the design of the coaster during our session and then construct the coaster outside of our session. Teachers will receive a link for resources to conduct and adapt this experiment based on grade level.

Materials Needed for Hands-On Participation:

  • Students: 5 empty toilet paper and 5 paper towel rolls, marble
  • Teacher: stopwatch, tape, 3x3 (feet) pieces of cardboard for each student

Speakers: Kelli Palsrok and Chris Peterson

Kelli Palsrok
Kelli has worked as an Education Consultant for Savvas for the past five years in the areas of Math, Science and STEM. Prior to this she enjoyed teaching for over twenty five years in Southwest Michigan. Kelli enjoys working collaboratively with educators to promote meaningful learning opportunities for all students.

Chris Peterson
Chris has worked with Savvas going on 3 years as a Math and Science Curriculum Specialist and Educational Consultant. Previously, he was a middle school teacher for 26 years in a school just outside of Birmingham, AL. He enjoys creating challenging, engaging lessons and activities for students to learn and become independent, creative thinkers and helping teachers implement terrific ideas into their instruction!!


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

Sea Turtle Inc.
Inspector Planet
Listen Up
Legends of Learning
Twin Pops
Janie Bynum
Janet's Planet

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