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The Great American Domino Effect Engineering Challenge
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
USA Science & Engineering Festival
THE VIRTUAL SCIENTIST GUEST
The Virtual Scientist Guest Lecture Series extends the educational scope of the SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT by bringing scientists into America’s classrooms in real time via the Internet. Using existing technology available through Skype, an internet based videophone service, SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT will arrange for scientists to participate in a “virtual” in-classroom visit without leaving their lab or research facility. The Virtual Scientist Guest Lecture Series allows both scientists and students to experience an interactive dialogue that inspires and engages students about dynamic cutting edge science research.
The technology requirements are minimal, requiring only that each participant (i.e. school and scientist) have a computer with high speed internet access, a high quality monitor, webcam, speakers and microphone. Skype software can be downloaded from www.skype.com free of charge. As the liaison between the school, sponsor and guest lecturer SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT makes all necessary arrangements for the virtual visit.
“Virtual” visits last about 30 minutes in order to fit within a standard class period. The presentation format varies according to the preference of the speaker and educator but will generally include a presentation followed by Q&A. The classroom teacher acts as the moderator and oversees the necessary pre-visit preparation.
Click here to view a short clip showcasing a “virtual scientist” visit featuring a biologist from the Florida-Atlantic University talking to a group of 7th graders at a school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT and SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT FOR KIDS are two fascinating series of educational DVDs designed to encourage scientific literacy by piquing the curiosity of the next generation of scientific, business and academic leaders about a broad range of dynamic, cutting-edge innovations.
SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT is produced to directly address National Science Standards and Science Literacy Benchmarks. Each show is approximately 15 minutes in length and can be viewed during a class period with time remaining for open discussion.
Each program (offered on DVD as well as MPEG for school system streaming) offers stimulating visions of our hi-tech world at work, helping students form an appreciation for the subjects that will encourage them to continue their studies, and perhaps even pursue an exciting career in the sciences.
SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT and SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT FOR KIDS are produced by Allegro Productions, Inc., a former Time Inc. company. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and a panel of dedicated educators help in the production of the programs.
If you are a scientist/ physician/researcher/ ther are over 2000 class rooms and 10,000,000 students a year who woulds LOVE to find out about your discovery.
The SCIENE SCREEN REPORT has provided STEM DVD educational tools FREE OF CHARGE to students and teachers across the United States and Canada, for over 40 year and cover over 2000 school districts.
It is estimated that 10,000,000 students per school year view the SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT educational tools.
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