Step 1: Find support and volunteers
- Work with PTO/PTA to develop a list of volunteers willing to assist with planning through execution
- Reach out to local industry partners and college students to support the planning and execution of the activities
Step 2: Choose Activities Choosing appropriate activities is an important step in ensuring the success of your STEM Night. See below for suggestions:
- Hands-on activities that take between 10-20 minutes to complete
- Support standards and curriculum
- Age appropriate for students and adults
- Mini competitions are a great way to engage students and adults and encourage collaboration
- Activities that students feel confident taking the lead on
Step 3: Logistics Careful planning of the logistics can ensure a smooth STEM night. Some questions to ask include:
- Who will be in charge of each activity? Is it lead by a student, teacher, or industry partner?
- Do visitors need to RSVP or just show-up the night of?
- Do we have all necessary materials for each activity?
- Do we have ample parking and food for all visitors?
- Is there a clear flow of the night? Should we create an agenda or be more free-flowing?
The materials needed will depend on the activities you choose.
One night but requires considerable planning.
Cost depends on the materials needed and whether you plan to provide food.