STEM Fairs: Guidance and Tools
These guidance resources are provided by the British Science Association, with support from Intel Education. They give guidance that includes both attending a STEM fair and running an event. There are three sections:
• Comparing festivals - a checklist to help identify potential fairs for students to visit.
• Brainstorming ideas - a process to help students identify STEM projects to exhibit at a fair.
• Fundraising - gaining financial support for hosting a fair.
Planning your visit or event
• Project plan for a STEM fair - checklist and skills audit to prepare an event.
• Gaining support - identifying volunteers to help with a STEM fair.
• All the fun of the fair - tried and tested ideas for quick and easy science games.
• Methods for selecting students - how to focus an event.
• Let the countdown begin - quick checklist for organisers a few weeks before an event
• Creating awards and certificates - generate awards or customise templates.
Your evidence base
• Evaluation - collecting formative data to improve events and funding bids.
• Writing up a visit - thoughts on recording a visit to a STEM fair.
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.