Ideas for Celebrating TSA Week

Invite a speaker from a local STEM business to talk to your chapter about their work in the field

Visit a local elementary school and do a STEM activity with a class (check out Pinterest for some fun and grade-appropriate ideas)

If you are part of a high school chapter, set up a meeting with a local middle school chapter to share ideas, get to know each other, and participate in a Q&A session

If you are part of a middle school chapter, set up a meeting with a local high school chapter to share ideas, get to know each other, and participate in a Q&A session

Wear TSA t-shirts and other swag throughout the week to promote your chapter

Show your advisor how much your chapter appreciates them – give them a thank-you card signed by everyone in your chapter; bake them a cake; or give them a special shout-out during your school’s morning announcements

Make a promotional video for your TSA chapter (good practice for On Demand Video!)

Nominate a deserving chapter member to be a featured member on the national TSA website (email Meg Honour at mhonour@tsaweb.org with your nomination). In your email please include:

  • 250-500 words describing why this person deserves to be a featured member

  • Number of years the nominee has been a part of TSA
  • How they have positively influenced your TSA chapter

Do a canned food drive throughout national TSA week and donate everything you collect to a local organization benefiting those in need

Set up a STEM movie night with your chapter (see movie list below). Afterwards, have a discussion with your chapter and ask the following questions:

  • What did I like about this movie? Why?
  • What did I not like? Why?
  • What was accurate/inaccurate?
  • What could have been done to change any inaccuracies?
  • Was this movie successful in representing science, technology, engineering, and math? Why or why not?

 

Movie List:
*all movies should be approved by your advisor before viewing

  • Wall-E (G)
  • Apollo 13 (PG)
  • Back to the Future (PG)
  • Big Hero 6 (PG)
  • October Sky (PG)
  • A Beautiful Mind (PG-13)
  • Gravity (PG-13)
  • Interstellar (PG-13)
  • Jurassic Park (PG-13)
  • The Imitation Game (PG-13)
  • The Social Network (PG-13)
  • The Theory of Everything (PG-13)