Information for Teachers

The Association for the Advancement of Young Scientists respectfully requests your consideration and support for your students to participate as judges for the Coastal Georgia Reverse Science Fair (CGRSF). The Journal of Chemical Education publication, A Reverse Science Fair that Connects High School Students with University Researchers, shows that 70-80% of the high school students agreed the event increased their understanding of the scientific process. Benefits included learning how to effectively communicate their projects, how to develop an original research question, the importance of representing data in different ways, and how to draw conclusions from data. The CGRSF will also be able to foster the high school student's interest in pursuing science. In the study, 40% of the high school students showed increased interest in their science fair projects, and 50% showed interest in laboratory research.

  • Student volunteers are able to receive community service hours 

  • Per library guidelines, As long as the students are above the age of 12, they are allowed to be at the library unsupervised.

  • Please email if you and your students are interested in participating. Helpful information and judge packets will be emailed to you and your class before the event.

Reference1. Mernoff, B.; Aldous, A. R.; Wassio, N. A.; Kritzer, J. A.; Sykes, E. C. H.; O'Hagan, K. A Reverse Science Fair that Connects High School Students with University Researchers. J. Chem. Educ. [online]. 2019 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00111 (accessed Jan 16, 2020).

 

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