A three-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workshop will be conducted for teachers in training and college elementary education majors at the Ohio State Fair starting July 30 and lasting through Aug. 1. Daily sessions are from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm in the Adobe Building and focus on K-6 curriculum.
The STEM Workshop is part of the Technology and Engineering Showcase and the Ohio Technology and Engineering Educators Association. It works to help educators apply standards-based science concepts into the classroom by focusing on essential questions and related activities. The STEM workshop also provides hands-on engineering and technological design based lessons using inexpensive materials.
The STEM workshop explores four essential concepts: survival of organisms in their environment, force and motion, the protection of natural resources and the usage of different types of energy. Related activities include butterfly incubators, paper engineering, solar cookers and sail cars!
The Ohio State Fair is proud to be home of the STEM workshop, which helps develop elementary educators from generalists to specialists.