Breakfast of Science Champions. History. Started by Dr. Garry McKenzie and a teacher from Beery Middle School in 1998! Growing each year – first expanding to all of Columbus Public middle schools, then Central Ohio – now the entire state. First Visits November 5 or February 18.
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Started by Dr. Garry McKenzie and a teacher from Beery Middle School in 1998!
Growing each year – first expanding to all of Columbus Public middle schools, then Central Ohio – now the entire state
Teachers register to bring 8-12 middle school students to visit one of a number of science sites where students participate in hands-on science events and learn about the work of scientists. They also collect information for April virtual conference presentations: pictures, notes.
Globally Warmed Depression
is the daily warning,
lying out of sight
We hope to see a ray of light.
Silently melting away
what the polar bears live to crave.
Silently digging our graves.
By: Albert Frimpong
Woodward Park Middle School
N ow ice caps decreasing
T ime ticking…..
A political issue picking
R ight from wrong
C an we hear the penguin song?
T hey need this planet too
I cy habitat, cold and blue
C ausing me to cry
A sking myself the question, “why?”
Students participate in hands-on science.
They meet scientists and can see scientists doing their work.
They learn about careers in science.
Through Ohio State’s Economic Access Initiative, they receive age-appropriate information about planning for college.
By producing an electronic presentation of their work, they reflect on what they learned and share it with others.
Depending on the size of your site, you will
Host 20 or more middle school students, accompanied by their teachers and other chaperones.
Provide hands-on science activities for students
Involve faculty and /or graduate students in your site visit and the April virtual conference.
Provide a “breakfast” for students and guests (from doughnuts to granola bars, from fresh squeezed juice to juice boxes).
Pay for parking passes for drivers to your site (for both the site visit and the April virtual conference).
Contact a member of the planning team:
Ruth Friedman, Outreach Coordinator, College of Engineering
Kristina Kennedy, Assistant Director of Recruitment, MAPS
Carol Landis, Education Outreach Specialist, BPRC
Melissa Weber, Director, Communications and Marketing, College of Veterinary Medicine
Mindy Wright, Director, Arts and Sciences Community Partnerships