The Science is Fun Family
Science should be fun! Students love exploring the world they live in. The Science is Fun Family is a student-centered, learning community that focuses on having fun with science! Scores of Basha High School students serve as Science is Fun Interns to present fun and exciting science explorations to K-8th grade students at their schools and to the public at community events across Arizona and beyond. In the process, they greatly enhance their self-confidence, oral communication skills, and perception of who can be a scientist. The Interns' excitement when they return says it all. They love reminiscing about their students' excitement and their interactions. "Wow! Is that magic?" "No. It's Science!" Indeed, Science IS Fun. All we have to do is unleash our native curiosity about the world in which we live.
How To Join
Over 60 students are currently participating in Basha's Science is Fun Program, with ~30 students in the Science is Fun Class and dozens more in the Science is Fun Club. Students interested in joining Science is Fun Class or Club should contact the Science is Fun Program Director, Dr. Michael McKelvy at email@example.com. Once Program Members complete their training, culminating in their successful dress rehearsal presentation, they are promoted to Interns who present Science is Fun at elementary schools and community events. Elementary students that participate in the Science is Fun Energy in the World Around You presentation are also welcomed into the Science is Fun Family as they are challenged to find the science all around them in their daily lives.
What Do We Do?
Science is Fun is a student-centered organization that incorporates diverse high-school STEM role models to bring the fun and excitement of scientific discovery to younger students in their classrooms. Science is Fun also presents at wide ranging community events across Arizona and beyond. The program focuses on illustrating that Everyone Can Be a Scientist! through its diverse high-school STEM role models and, more recently, by offering bilingual presentations in Spanish (Todos Pueden Ser Cientificos!) and English, as well as in English.