Could One Of Your Kids Be President Obama’s Next Science Advisor?
As school districts across the United States wrap up for summer, it is the perfect time to reflect with kids on what worked best to encourage their learning and development during the year.
In the topic areas of science and technology, your kids can advise you AND President Obama!
The President just issued a request for kids to provide him advice around what is working inside and outside the classroom regarding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The initiative is a result of a conversation that President Obama had with 9-year old Jacob Leggette at the recent White House Science Fair. During that conversation, Jacob told the President that he should have a kid science advisor. President Obama liked the idea and expanded it to a process whereby any kid can offer ideas on how to shape the future of science, discovery, and exploration.
Kids simply visit a website and enter their ideas along with contact info for their parent/guardian. Ideas must be submitted by June 17th at 11:59 ET.
What a fun reflection activity for teachers to do with their class and for families to do with their kids. I’m going to try it with my 5 and 7-year-old daughters to see what ideas they come up with!
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