11/13/2018 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Kick-start your PBLs, explore careers and discover new STE(A)M projects to spark ideas and lesson plans.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is hosting a STE(A)M challenge day for middle school students on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Students in attendance will receive a PBL challenge inspired by NASCAR. Working in teams of five to eight, students will work to find a solution to their problem using provided resources - artifacts, materials, professional expertise, interactive stations and more. Afterward, they'll present their ideas to a panel of experts.
Education learning stations will be on display and available for demonstrations with staff members. The resources are designed to allow the groups to tackle challenges from many different avenues. For example, if students receive a challenge based on engineering or aerodynamics, they can ask an engineer, utilize the wind tunnel, explore cars and parts, and build design options within a maker space.
Students will also have the opportunity to utilize the Hall of Fame's interactive activities, including the computer rae simulator, which allows players to compete on NASCAR tracks.
The day will conclude with student groups presenting their problems and solutions to a panel of industry experts. Hailing from different race teams, tracks, engine shops, the hospitality industry and other career tracks, these experts will answer the students' questions and provide feedback on their projects.
Includes admission, lunch, race simulation and a group photo; free for teacher/chaperone, 1:10 ratio; $18 per additional chaperone
An additional STE(A)M day is also scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15.