With a custom kiss cut sticker in the orange-and-black color palette of The Home Depot, Science Fair Central provides a motivational message for K-12 students. "Let's Code This" is part of a larger collaboration between Discovery Education and The Home Depot, where they have made it their mission to prepare today's students for the careers of tomorrow. To accomplish this goal, Science Fair Central will STEAM power K-12 classrooms and homes across the country.
With a promotional sticker this bold, the message is sure to hit the mark. The Innovation team at Home Depot uses these stickers for student recruitment events during their summer internship program. The team takes them along to different universities, and since the stickers are small and simple they are a big hit with students – easy to slap on a laptop or phone case.
Science Fair Center has something for everyone
According Science Fair Center, 10 million students from grades K-12 are participating in science fairs and STEAM events every year, and thus Science Fair Central aims to give students the tools to take their projects to the next level.
For teachers, check out the Maker Corner where they provide hands-on, standards-aligned STEAM lessons and accompanying materials lists for exciting, creative new ways to learn. If you're a student, you can find ideas for science and engineering projects, whether it's for school or for fun. Parents can browse plans and shopping lists that allow the whole family to make something together, from the trip to the store to the craft at home.
Home Depot sponsors all kinds of projects, including their Kids Workshops. The Maker spirit is all about “learning-through-doing.” The Home Depot wants all learners to put this spirit into their science fairs or STEAM events, and their fun, hands-on activities designed to encourage exploration and spark curiosity.
For the scientific projects, students can pick from Life Science, Earth Science or Physical Science categories. Then they start their investigation with a scientific question and move into the testing stage. Following the scientific method, students pick an independent variable and a constant, and they they measure the data they collect. These are just some of the topics to pick from: Plants, Animals, Health / Human Body, Microorganisms, Environment, Weather, Geology, Space, Chemistry, Energy/Force and Matter. The engineering projects are all geared toward problem solving and giving the power to the student. They can identify a problem they want to solve or a process or physical design they want to improve. Some of it's heady stuff, but these are all certainly worthy concepts to study. This program even offers tips for the final presentation so students are ready to share their learning.
The "Let's Code This" sticker is an affirmation of the maker attitude, and this initiative strives to advance education for millions of students.