SARSEF

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In-School Outreach

SARSEF teaches PreK-12th grade students that they are already scientist and engineers. Through hands-on STEM learning, students are challenged to notice and wonder about their world around them. Students are motivated to investigate real-life problems, think critically and create meaningful solutions.  

How do you go from student curiosity to completing a project, all while including state standards?

What Do We Wonder 4-Part

What Do We Wonder is a 4 session curriculum led by a SARSEF educator who facilitates learning with a class to transform student curiosity into a polished science research or engineering project. WDWW is designed with the student at the center as they engage with the best science and engineering practices through hands-on experiment design, data collection and scientific communication around a real-world relevant problem to the students.  All materials are provided by SARSEF and curriculum content is grounded in Arizona Science Standards and encompasses math, language arts and social studies standards.    

What Do We Wonder 2-Part

What Do We Wonder is a 2 session curriculum led by a SARSEF educator who facilitates hands-on learning with the best science and engineering practices. WDWW 2-part is designed with the student at the center as they create solutions for a real-world relevant problem through a scientific testable question and an engineering design challenge. All materials are provided by SARSEF and curriculum content is grounded in Arizona Science Standards and encompasses math, language arts and social studies standards. 

SARSEF Educators Tailor Programs to your Needs!

Beyond our 4-session workshops, SARSEF educators can tailor our programs to your school’s individual needs!

After a brief consultation, SARSEF educators will help build a plan that works for you. Offerings may include but are not limited to:

Science Fair Basics for first-time educators/schools

Introduce students to the excitement and wonder of science and engineering projects.

High School Research

Engage the entire class in strategies for using observations and natural phenomena to generate ideas and questions. These wonderings can lead to research questions and student-driven investigations, as well as data collection and analysis.

STEM Competitions and What Comes Next

Give teachers, parents, and/or students a window into the world of science and engineering competitions available to high school students. Then, find out how these competitions can help you prepare for STEM beyond high school.

Roadmap to a Rockin’ Project

Road Map to a Rockin’ Project is a free community program in which a SARSEF educator facilitates students and the adults in their lives working together to identify an issue they care about as they are guided through developing a science or engineering research project. Students leave ready to investigate their topic with a roadmap for their research journey or engineering design solution. Parents, caregivers and educators take away a better understanding of their supporting role in the process of student research. 

Teacher Professional Development

Offer your teachers confidence in teaching standard-based science and engineering processes and practices. Using phenomena-based learning, SARSEF outreach professionals guide teachers on how to engage their students in creating quality science and engineering research projects by identifying meaningful and relevant real-life challenges. 

Please contact Amber Folkman, Manager of School Relationships and Impact, at amber@sarsef.org with any questions schedule a consultation to get started.