Science Fairs: Is NYC Losing Its Edge?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
On March 8th, 2011, the New York Academy of Sciences is hosting a roundtable discussion on the current state of science fairs. Join teachers, former participants, scientists, the critics and the enthusiasts to discuss the value of science fairs to schools already burdened by budget crisis, overstuffed standards, and testing requirements. At the same time, teachers and scientists recognize the value of project based learning, student designed research projects, and the importance of inquiry in the science classroom despite the hurdles in implementing them on a large scale and for diverse learners.
Join the Academy as we discuss what’s good, what’s bad, and what makes an ugly project on March 8th from 4-5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The Science Education Initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences runs informal discussion groups, called Outreach Roundtables, aimed at increasing the connection between teachers and other science education stakeholders such as scientists and outreach professionals.
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