Fort Bend ISD students, in grades K-12, will take part in National Lab Day on Wednesday, May 11. National Lab Day is more than just a day. It’s a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators. The event involves members of the community – including college and university students, scientists, engineers, and other professionals – working together with educators to bring discovery-based science experiences to students in grades K-12.
On National Lab Day, all FBISD students will perform an inquiry-based science experiment based on this year’s theme: Robot Basketball. Working in teams, students will use specific material to design a robot that when manipulated will be able to perform a basketball challenge. By participating in the event, students will learn about engineering systems, teamwork, scientific process and skills, and problem solving.
To support this initiative, FBISD is seeking the help of parents and members of the science community to volunteer in the classrooms during this districtwide event. Parents who are interested in volunteering may call their child’s school for details. Community members may call 281-634-1258 and ask for Jeanine Wilkins (elementary) or Jodi Barber-Harris (secondary).