Science Fair Workshop - Classroom Request

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Request for Science Fair Workshop Visits

Greetings teachers! Thank you for partnering with us to provide the gift of SCIENCE to your students. In order to support children in sucessfully completing a science fair project, the SPICE program provides workshops on science fair project development to local K-8 classrooms. Workshops are lead by volunteer instructors recruited from UO students and staff.

Science fair workshops will be held January - March 2017.

Workshop Descriptions

Each participating classroom will recieve 4 visits from SPICE program volunteer instructors. Workshops last between 45-90 minutes, depending on your schedule. Each workshop includes an interactive introduction to a key element of science project development and a hands on activity that illustrates the workshop topic.

  • Workshop 1 - Scientific Method - Mystery Box Activity
  • Workshop 2 - Research Questions - Paper Airplane Activity
  • Workshop 3 - Data Collection and Analysis - (new activity in development)
  • Workshop 4 - Presenting Research Data - (new activity in development)

I you already have curriculum in place for science fair projects, we can look at customizing visits to your classrooms, or providing project mentors who work with small groups of students.

SPICE provides all supplies associated with the workshops and activities. You are also welcome to view all of our online training videos and workshop slide shows. We will provide links to all of these on request.

Classroom Commitments

Please make sure to keep in contact with your assigned instructors and provide them with any information they need in order to successfully visit your school and classroom. Instructors will lead the workshops, but still rely on your help for classroom management and the expertise you have with your particular students.

SPICE can provide AV technology if resrouces are not available in your classroom. If possible, we prefer to use your onsite resources.

Timeline

Science fair workshops will be held January - March 2017.

Jan 2 - 20th - Instructor training (mostly online)

Jan 23 - Feb 17 - Workshops (wave 1)

Feb 20 - March 17th - Workshops (wave 2)

March 20-24 & April 3-14th - Extra classroom mentoring (optional)

April 22nd - UO Science and Invention Fair

Sign up!

Use the form below to request workshops in your classroom. We will do our best to accomodate your schedule. You will be redirected to the main Science Fair web page after submission. This form works erratically in Safari. We recommend using FireFox.

Questions? spicescience@uoregon.edu