“Be A Scientist” Program Seeking Mentors

Dear Methow Valley Parents and Community Members,

tools-of-science-illustrationWe’re soon to launch this year’s “Be A Scientist” program at Liberty Bell Jr-Sr High School, and we’re looking for folks who are interested in helping 7th grade students with science inquiry projects. The goal of the program is to increase our students’ engagement, achievement, and enthusiasm in science.

We are recruiting working or retired scientists, engineers, or anyone with a background in the STEM field to help guide a group of 4-6 seventh graders in their science class once per week five times in January and February, helping these students frame a testable question, design an appropriate experiment, analyze their data, and present their results. Last year, we had two students enter their Be A Scientist projects into the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair, one of whom was selected for the 2022 Broadcom MASTERS Top 300. This year, we are aiming for every student to produce a project that can be entered in our regional science fair, and for many more students to choose to enter their projects.

We can promise that you would have fun and discover that our 7th graders are inquisitive and enthusiastic!

We’ve contacted many STEM folks in the Valley already, many of whom are now signed up to help, but we know there are more out there. If you know scientists, engineers, retirees, or others who you think would be interested, please send this opportunity along to them.

If you have questions, want more details, or want to sign up, please contact Matt Hinckley at mhinckley@methow.org 

Thanks,
Matt

Matt Hinckley
National Board Certified Teacher
8th grade Science and high school CLIMBS
IB Middle Years Program Coordinator
Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School

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