December 03, 2008


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host the third annual Engineering and Science Education Expo on Monday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall at Bucknell.

More than 50 student teams will share inquiry-based teaching units and Gizmos designed to teach third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary students science and engineering concepts including:

• Girl Scout Junior Badges "Making it Matter" (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9) and "Oil Up" (5, 6, 8, and 10)
• Cub Scout Webelos 2 "Engineer" Activity Badge requirements 5, 6, 8, and 9
• PA Teaching Standards for Elementary Education in Science and Technology (3.4.4.A, 3.4.4.B, 3.4.4.C, 3.6.4.C)

"Watch the Gizmos in action, talk to the students who designed them, and learn about how it all works," said Margot Vigeant, associate professor of engineering at Bucknell.

"The event is appropriate for Scout leaders, teachers and volunteers looking for ideas as well as supervised children in the appropriate age range. All gizmos and teaching units will be given away to interested educators, leaders and volunteers at the end of the evening," she said.

Scout troops are asked to register in advance with Vigeant via e-mail at mvigeant@bucknell.edu or by calling 570-577-1646.

Contact: Division of Communications

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