SINA’s REACH Committee is sponsoring the
Hartford Public Schools’
26th Annual Citywide S.T.E.M. Expo/Science Fair
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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). A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you are interested, fill the online Judge Volunteer Information Form; forms due by
March 13, 2015. NEW DEADLINE: Friday, April 3, 2015 We are no longer accepting volunteers for judges. Thank you all who signed up!
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-2 Rubric — Inventions: Grades 3-12 Rubric
This year’s topic in Filming will be “What makes people special?”. 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-2 Rubric — Filming: Grades 3-12 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-2 Rubric — Gaming & Apps: Grades 3-12 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-2 Rubric — Traditional: Grades 3-12 Rubric
We are no longer accepting volunteers for judges. Thank you all who signed up!
Contact Linda Valentin ( firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.