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ERIC Number: EJ824851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
The Future Scientists and Engineers Conferences: Using Community Resources to Enhance the Science Fair
Sinsel, Jennifer
Science Scope, v32 n4 p14-19 Dec 2008
Conference attendees arrive at the registration desk at 9:00 a.m. sharp, eager to start their day. While standing in line, they talk excitedly about the sessions they've chosen to see, the original investigation they'll be presenting, off-site field trips for which they've registered, and the businesses scheduled to have booths in the Exhibitor's Hall this year. However, the attendees of this conference are not scientists, educators, or even adults--they are students in grades 4-6! Each year, more than 300 children from three different schools gather for the Future Scientists and Engineers Conference (FSEC). This article describes this memorable opportunity for students to engage in inquiry while interacting with science and math professionals. (Contains 4 figures and 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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