Attend inaugural All About Science Festival
Teachers and students are invited to participate in the first-ever Itís All About Science Festival on July 28. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanford Research Center in Sioux Falls.
The event is intended to be an annual celebration and exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for all ages. The mission of the Itís All About Science Festival is to promote a science-centric community by showcasing all things science to the Northern Plains community. The Department of Education is represented on the eventís Development Committee.
This inaugural festival will consist of hands-on science activities, talks, demonstrations and exhibits from student groups, educators and STEM industries. If you are interested in presenting or volunteering for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include Science Festival in the subject line.
One of the exciting programs that will be hosted at the Science Festival is a remixed version of the Washington Pavilionís Design Challenge, which is an annual program that aims to motivate and inspire innovation in students through a large hands-on project they must develop, document and design themselves. The challenge changes every year and requires students to tap into the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math to channel their inner Einsteins.
This yearís competition is ďBattle of the Buoyant Boats.Ē The rules of the competition are simple. Students must construct a boat with maximum buoyancy in mind. The width and height of the vessel must not exceed 1 foot and the length must not exceed 2 feet. For specifics on design and registration, email email@example.com.