Toshiba ExploraVision Science Fair Projects Lesson Plans
Make ExploraVision part of your curriculum.
Working with standards
ExploraVision offers a ready-made tool to put into practice many of the Next Generation Science Standards — particularly in the areas of “science and technology” and “science in personal and social perspectives.” The competition is also an excellent way for students to learn how to work in collaborative learning groups on an interdisciplinary project.
- Moving toward performance-based assessments of science and problem-solving abilities
- ExploraVision requires that students work in teams and write, draw and present their conclusions. This work can assist your assessment of the students’ learning.
- Engaging students in problem-solving and critical thinking activities
- Designing ExploraVision entries provides an excellent opportunity for inquiry-based learning.
- Teaching students responsibility for their own learning
- ExploraVision requires student commitment and initiative, challenging students to take an active role in their learning.
- Building strong communication skills
- ExploraVision provides multiple opportunities for students to communicate verbally and in writing, as well as through art and technology.
- Working in cooperative learning groups
- ExploraVision entries are put together by teams of 2 – 4 students who must work together effectively if they are to be successful.
- Stressing science is for all students
- ExploraVision is for all students, not just the more academically motivated.
- Encouraging interdisciplinary learning
- ExploraVision teams must use language arts, math and social studies skills in addition to science.
- For more information, see the program official guide at the bottom of this page.