As scientists, we are sometimes asked or would simply like to “do something sciency” for a local school or a kid for whom we’re an important adult. Here are a few “DIY” or “open” science activities that I’ve designed to be both didactic and fun and have done in partnership with classroom teachers at the lower elementary level.
We are partnered with a local elementary school and work with classroom teachers to design experiments and activities to help enhance their STEM curriculum. Through collaboration with these classroom teachers we assess the effectiveness of these activities. Interested graduate students and post-doctoral scholars should e-mail Kendra if they are interested in becoming involved in this NSF-funded outreach program.