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UofSC College of Education and Children's Center STEM Fair Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Families are invited to attend this fun, educational event

An Invitation to UofSC College of Education and Children's Center STEM Fair Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

The UofSC College of Education and Children's Center are inviting South Carolina families to a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fair Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. – noon at 1530 Wheat St. in Columbia, South Carolina.

The STEM Fair will feature indoor and outdoor exhibits that incorporate scientific thinking into playful experiences for children ranging in age from infancy to elementary grades. However, at the fair, scientists of all ages can engage in the activities hosted by Carolina Science Outreach, Carolina Children's Garden, USC Fire Safety, KC Robotics, Richland Soil and Water, the USC Teaching Fellows, the Child Development Research Center, and many others.

Some of the fair exhibits will include:

USC BIOTeam Touch Tank: Explore aquatic life — touch, feel, and meet different critters and plants, and learn about their ecosystems.

Mission Egg Drop: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drop a raw egg from five feet up without it breaking upon impact! Engineer a package that can safely land your raw egg without a crack.

Outdoor Nature Garden: Come discover what autumn has to offer in our Nature Classroom garden and wild life scavenger hunt. 

Paleopuzzle: Piece together clues from the past! Excavate “bones” and figure out what is this buried beneath the surface.

Other exhibits include salad necklaces, simple machine tools, robots, a scavenger hunt, stop motion animation, CATS telepresence ferris wheel, a sensory walk, plaster animal track casts, litter critters, a UofSC police car and more. 

Children should be dressed to play both indoors and outside — and wear clothing they can get dirty.  

The STEM Fair is free and open to all families community-wide.

For more information, contact the College of Education at coeinfo@mailbox.sc.edu.