Working scientists, engineers, retirees, science majors, and others are invited to participate in the volunteer “Be A Scientist” program at Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School, where you will serve as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) role models for 7th graders. Your mentorship will support students as they design, carry out, and report on their own scientific investigations.
YOU can inspire the next generation of scientists!
You will provide guidance to a group of 4-6 seventh graders in their science class once per week over 6 weeks in January and February, helping these students frame a testable question, design an appropriate experiment, analyze their data, and present their results. Each student will choose an independent scientific question to explore. Volunteers make a commitment to visit the classroom for one 90-minute class per week for a total of six visits, either on Wednesday mornings or Thursday mornings starting early January.
We will provide a training session in December that will prepare you for working with middle school students, including guidance on developing manageable yet engaging scientific investigations. This program will follow a detailed week-by-week plan, and volunteers will receive clear information about weekly goals and in-class activities in order to be successful in their mentorship roles.
This project is made possible with the generous support of the Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance.
We can promise that you will have fun and discover that our 7th graders are inquisitive and enthusiastic!
Want to sign up? Questions or want more information? Email junior high science teacher Matt Hinckley at firstname.lastname@example.org.