Hackathon for Science Education taking place online on September 18-26. The event will bring together innovative students with scientists, engineers, and educators as mentors. The students and mentors will work for two weekends to create STEM activities that address the UN sustainable development goals and are aligned with the K to 12 science curriculum of our target country.
This event will provide a fun and engaging opportunity for professionals and students to become leaders, builders, and innovators as well as to make an impact on education around the world. The kits developed during this hackathon will enable teachers to introduce hands-on science and engineering experiences into their classrooms and improve their students’ attitudes towards STEM learning, concept uptake, and problem-solving.
Who can participate in Hackathon for Science Education?
1. firstly, Ages 18+ only
2. Team required: 3 to 5 members
As a Participant, you need to be 18 years of age or older and a current student, postdoctoral fellow, or recent graduate (that is, having convocated no earlier than March 27, 2020) at a Canadian post-secondary institution. You may be subject to verification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Organizers.
PRIZES in Hackathon for Science Education:
$CAD1,500 in prizes
Winning Teams (3)
People’s Choice Award
This award goes to the winner with the greatest number of votes from the public.
Participants must submit a video that is under 2 minutes. Additionally, they must submit an experiment manual/teacher’s guide according to the format and guidelines given. Lastly, participants selected to advance must do a 5min live demonstration in front of a judging panel and be ready to answer any question.
Students in groups of 3-5 will participate in prototyping science kits that are engaging, curriculum-relevant, and address the UN sustainable development goals. Teachers’ guides will also be written up to instruct educators on how to construct the kits and how to teach it.
JUDGING CRITERIA for Hackathon for Science Education:
IN PRESENTATION :
- Materials Used (20 points)
- Procedure for Activity (20 points)
- Creativity and Demonstration (20 points)
- Enjoyability and Educational Content (20 points)
- Fit (10 points)
- Clarity and Organization (10 points)
- firstly, Materials Listed (10 points)
- secondly,Procedure for Activity (20 points)
- thirdly,Concepts Covered (30 points)
- fourthly,Learning Goals (20 points)
- at last ,Readiness (20 points)
MEANWHILE, If you did not sign up via https://puebloscience.org/hackathon/ you cannot submit a project that will be evaluated via Devpost.
YOU CAN ALWAYS TRY AGAIN, RIGHT? SO ALL THE BEST FOR NEXT SEASON!!!
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