A Model of the INEEL Science and Engineering Expo for Middle Schoolsby: Elda Zounar

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) created a high-impact, inquiry-based science and engineering expo that engages students in learning and exploring science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. The expo is aimed toward youth in grades 5–8, teachers, parents, and learners of all ages.

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  • on Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:43 PM

This article outlines how to set-up and run an informal-education science expo. By giving step-by-step instructions, the authors help prepare the reader for a successful expo of their own. In addition to information on how to run an expo, the authors also provide links to the National Science Education Standards and ideas to translate the the expo into a classroom setting. This is an excellent article for anyone looking to set-up an informal science expo, a family science night or a classroom science expo.

Maureen Stover  (Fayetteville, NC)
Maureen Stover (Fayetteville, NC)

  • on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:16 AM

This article describes an engineering expo started and first piloted in 2001 in Idaho. Along with the photos which illustrate this pilot this article provides 12 steps to make this expo a success, related NSES standards, methods of delivery, and evaluations examples. What makes this article so valuable is that it also addresses an expo in the classroom. This could be a good starting point as a spring board toward a future bigger even and the idea of an engineering expo might be a good alternative to the traditional science fair.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:59 PM

Although this article was written some time ago, I found it contained basic and pertinent information for anyone who wanted to implement a science family event on campus. The pictures and the steps are easy to follow and I believe will be a good resource for the novice teacher.

Yolanda Smith-Evans  (Houston, TX)
Yolanda Smith-Evans (Houston, TX)

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