The second annual town wide science event is coming April 10th, 2014 4pm to 7pm at Scituate High School. If you’re a student, you can exhibit your science experiment or demonstration. If you live in Scituate and use science in your work you can share this with the town in our Science in Scituate section. The whole family can sink their hands into science at our Hands on Activities section.
Our approach on this year’s district event is rooted in our desire to :
- build excitement and interest in Science
- make learning fun through hands-on activities
- involve all interested members of the family
- create visibility for science students and practitioners
To accomplish this, we plan on bringing members of the community together to create opportunities to not only show our students how science is used everyday within our town and by our folk, but to provide them with the possibility to collaborate on community-based projects, learning the Scientific method through practice and real-world experience.
The Scituate Science Spectacular will revolve around three main exhibits: A Hands-On Science area where students and families will interact with science experiments and live demonstrations; a Student Exhibit area which will highlight the results of student-produced scientific research and experimentation as well as exhibits by our science oriented school groups; and a Science in Scituate exhibit where parents and other community members put on an interactive show and tell detailing how science is being used here in Scituate and beyond.
The Mentorship Program
In addition, we are planning our first Science Mentorship Program held once a week for six weeks beginning in February 2014 at the high school which will help motivated students from Kindergarden through High School design an experiment based on their own motivations, passions, and interests. The six week session’s goal is to guide students through the steps of the scientific method to produce rich experimentation and results based on solid methodology.
How You Can Help
We are looking for a few motivated high school students to help with our mentorship program, we are looking for parental volunteers to help coordinate science experiments and a science quiz show, as well as a treasurer and a web guru that can help with administrative work. We will need volunteers to help plan the details and run the Hands on Science exhibit, including students and parents; we will need some help with the Star Lab; we will need help putting up and taking down tables, we will need help to gather materials and other resources.
And finally, you could help just by getting to word out. Talk to your kids about the Scituate Science Spectacular and ask them to consider participating. Print out our upcoming posters and hang them around your school, your PTO, or local hot spots, maybe have a few registration forms available for kids you think might be interested.
If you would like to know more or, even better, help out, here is a link to our website to get you started, http://scituatesciencespectacular.com or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.