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Wednesday, August 2 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Science Fair 101 : Developing Scientists in the 21st Century

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To science fair or not to science fair, that is the question facing many elementary schools today. Despite the recent opposition to the value of science fairs, the process still offers many learning opportunities and much inspiration. Learn how to start (or restart) the process at your home campus, with fresh new ways of looking at science fairs to incorporate more meaningful participation and projects. Additionally, learn about alternative science exhibitions (such as STEM nights) that inspire both the students and the teachers of your campus. Presenters will share a step by step "how to" on getting science fair started at your school. We will visit Austin Energy Science Fest's website as well.

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Cyndi Larrimore

5th Grade Teacher, Austin ISD
I have been a 5th grade math and science teacher or 20 years. I am always on the lookout for new ways to engage and challenge my students.
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Tonya Penney

Teacher, Travis Heights Elementary School
I raise farm animals, such as chickens, pigs and ducks, outside of town. I love to garden at home and with my students. I am going on my 5th year of using PBL in my classroom, and I am continuing to learn and grow as a teacher with the technique.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
JBWS 262