CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS

ARSF introduces elementary, middle and high school students to new technologies, supports STEM education learning, and showcases innovative edtech solutions to global challenges raised by climate change. ARSF allows students to submit projects electronically and display AR projects via mobile app.

Can Augmented Reality (AR) help solve climate change, address the virtual learning gap and make science fairs fun again?

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Years

to see global temperatures stabilize. Science matters, and what solutions humanity and investment determine to deploy will only see a dramatic effect and impact in 20-30 years from now. 

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Virtual Learning Gap

of 3rd through 8th grade students meeting grade-level expectations dropped in both the reading and math according to the results from the 2021 STAAR standardized tests.

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of Learning is Experiential

and happens through completing daily tasks, resolving issues, and regular practice. This learning is informal, typically self-directed, and enables people to learn through on-the-job experiences. The other 20% is from interactions with others and 10% from formal learning classroom and events.

If you are a student who is planning to compete in your school’s science fair then you definitely want to join our competition. We will work with your school to ensure you receive the proper training on how to take your science fair to the next level.

Please take a moment a fill out our Pre-Registration form. 

About ARSF

To put it simply we are revamping science fairs to provide students with digital platforms and experiences to build skills while showcasing innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.

Science fair formats have remained constant but we have not been able to generate significant participant growth in recent years. Students research a hypothesis, run procedures, validate results, reach conclusions/findings; and assemble findings on poster boards in order to physically present in front of judges who determine who advances to regionals, state, and nationals. If this sounds all too familiar, it’s because, as active education leaders, science fair organizers, and past judges, we can affirm, not much has changed to the educational competition framework. 

According to (https://www.societyforscience.org) Edward W. Scripps, a renowned journalist, and William Emerson Ritter, a California zoologist, founded Science Service in 1921 with the goal of keeping the public informed of scientific achievements. They later created “The Science Talent Search,” which would eventually transition into today’s science fair model. 

The Augmented Reality Science Fair (ARSF) is a first-of-its-kind model that complements the traditional science fair by introducing augmented reality to student research and innovations. The pilot project was seed sponsored in 2020 by Microsoft and El Paso Electric Company. 

ARSF introduces students to new technologies, supports STEM learning, and showcases innovative ed-tech solutions to global challenges. ARSF electrolyzes the science fair process by allowing students to submit projects electronically and display AR projects via an app. Furthermore, ARSF was architected to prospectively align and expand with the Texas Science Fair and extend with the International Science Fair.

ARSF Key Objectives in building students’ STEM interest:

  • Brings together science and technology in an accessible, innovative competition format engaging students in science, business, and information technology pathways. 
  • Promotes interdisciplinary coursework through project-based learning and enhanced understanding of science inquiry and fields.
  • Leverage science and technology integration to help students dream of becoming career leaders in science and technology.
  • Enhance communication and presentation skills through virtual science fair days.

At the completion of each program year, the proposed project will include the design and distribution of an interactive science fair yearbook that showcases student innovations. 

How to Experience the 2020 ARSF Yearbook

Apple users:

  1. Open your App Store
  2. Tap Search
  3. Type “Assemblr EDU” on the search bar
  4. Tap Get, then tap Install
  5. Tap Open
  6. Login with your Assemblr EDU account, and get ready to explore the platform!

Android users:

  1. Open your App Store
  2. Type “Assemblr EDU” on the search bar
  3. Tap Install, and wait for the app to get installed
  4. Once it’s finished, tap Open
  5. Login with your Assemblr EDU account, and get ready to explore the platform!
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What Teens Said About ARSF 2020

“It was very interactive!”

– student competitor

“Keeping up with new technology is great?!”

– student competitor

 

“I liked that I got to try this new form of reality. I have heard about augmented reality but I had never actually tried it so that was interesting. There’s a lot that can be done with AR, so I still need more practice but I will definitely keep trying to learn.”

– student competitor

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