SINA REACH Committee
is sponsoring the
Hartford Public Schools’
Second Annual Citywide S.T.E.M. Expo
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Center
175 New Britain Ave. Hartford, CT
No experience necessary
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A SCIENTIST TO JUDGE ONE.
SINA is looking for volunteers to be a judge at this year’s Hartford Public Schools’ Second Annual Citywide S.T.E.M. Expo. The time commitment will run from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (with the first half hour being a training session on reviewing the rubrics). Lunch will be provided. If you are interested, fill the online Judge Volunteer Information Form; forms are now due by April 18, 2014.
This year’s Science Fair will be a S.T.E.M. Expo with four different categories: Invention, Filming, Gaming & Apps and Traditional. Choose a category that you are interested in judging and become a part of this amazing event. For more information visit the Hartford Public Schools S.T.E.M. Expo website: http://stemexpo.hartfordschools.org.
Students will challenge themselves by taking the initiative to create new products and/or services that will improve citizens’ lives. Judges will judge novel inventions for originality, attention to details, presentation, purpose, practicality and utility; it must solve a real problem.
Inventions: Grades PreK-5 Rubric — Inventions: Grades 6-12 Rubric
This year’s topic in Filming will be ACT OF KINDNESS. Judges will be asked to judge an original film produce by students. Judges will focus on the Message, Acting, and Technical & Visual Display (such as lighting, use of text, voice, props and costumes). Films will be 120 seconds long for Elementary schools, and 90 seconds long for Secondary schools.
Filming: Grades PreK-5 Rubric — Filming: Grades 6-12 Rubric
Gaming & Apps:
The Gaming and Apps category are for students interested in making fun computer games and Apps. Judges will critic the games/apps for originality, attention to details, presentation, and utility; players must have played it while learning math, science, engineering, or literacy skills.
Gaming & Apps: Grades PreK-5 Rubric — Gaming & Apps: Grades 6-12 Rubric
The Traditional Science Fair category follows the Scientific Process, where student state the purpose of their project, form a hypothesis and follow the Scientific Process to experiment (prove/disprove) their hypothesis. Judges will focus on scientific thought, creativity, display and presentation.
Traditional: Grades PreK-5 Rubric — Traditional: Grades 6-12 Rubric
FORMS are now due APRIL 18, 2014.
Contact Linda Valentin ( firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.