The USC Children's Center and the College of Education are inviting your students and their families to a free Children’sSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fair Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. – noon at its location at 1530 Wheat St. in Columbia, South Carolina. The Children’s STEM Fair will feature indoor and outdoor exhibits that incorporate scientific thinking into playful experiences for children ranging in age from infancy to elementary grades. However, at the fair, scientists of all ages can engage in the activities hosted by North Springs Elementary STEM Magnet School, the Cutler Jewish Day School Maccabots Team, USC’s Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, and many other community organizations.
Some of the fair exhibits will include:
· USC BIOTeam Touch Tank: Explore aquatic life — touch, feel, and meet different critters and plants, and learn about their ecosystems.
· Zoom! Magnification Station: Zoom on in and investigate your world up close! Look at various items through tools such as magnifying lens, microscopes, and ProScopes.
· Mission Egg Drop: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drop a raw egg from five feet up without it breaking upon impact! Engineer a package that can safely land your raw egg without a crack.
· Outdoor Nature Garden: Come discover what autumn has to offer in our Nature Classroom garden and wild life scavenger hunt.
· Pipeworks: Calling all builders, pipe fitters, and engineers! Our pipes are broken! Help us design and test a new piping system.
· Paleopuzzle: Piece together clues from the past! Excavate “bones” and figure out what is this buried beneath the surface.
· Fire Engine: Come meet the fire fighters, and climb aboard the fire truck!
· It-ology: Code with us! Our partners from It-ology are here to show you that computer coding isn’t just for adults anymore! See how you and your little one can be on your way to coding tomorrow.
· Animal Skulls: No bones about it — this is one exhibit you don’t want to miss!
Children should be dressed to play both indoors and outside — and wear clothing they can get dirty.
The STEM Fair is free and open to all families, not only those enrolled at the Children’s Center!
Visit the Children’s STEM Fair website at http://bit.ly/uscstemfair to download a promotional flyer (also attached) you can post in your classrooms and schools, share with parents, or share via your listservs or website, and to watch a short video featuring photos of last year’s STEM Fair activities.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact 803-777-8842 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org,