Win a Shell Science Lab Makeover for Your School

From our friends at NSTA - Are you a science teacher succeeding in providing exemplary lab instruction with minimal equipment and resources? The Shell Science Lab Challenge offers you a chance to compete to win a school science lab makeover, valued at $20,000, by sharing your creative approach. Middle and high school science teachers (grades 6-12) in the United States and Canada who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources are encouraged to apply! The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2013.

American's Home Energy Education Challenge

American's Home Energy Education Challenge from the Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association is a fun way for students in grades 3-8 to learn about energy conservation. The challenge runs during the 2013-2014 school year and registration closes 15 November 2013. Teams of students will win over $60,000 competing in the Home Energy Challenge and Energy Poster Competition.

Explore ‘Big Ideas’ in Videos, Classroom Activities

From our friends at the American Geosciences Institute - AGI now offers award-winning videos and related classroom activities to help students, educators, and others explore the “big ideas” of Earth science during Earth Science Week 2013 (October 13-19) and all year long. New this year are 35 additional activities selected specifically to help educators teach about the core concepts of Earth science.

2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

Audience: Students Grades 5-12
Entry Deadline: Oct. 25, 2013

The Cassini Scientist for a Day contest challenges students to become NASA scientists studying Saturn. Participants examine three possible observations taken by Cassini and choose the one they think will yield the best scientific results. This year's targets are Saturn and its moons Iapetus and Dione. After researching the three options, students write an essay under 500 words explaining their choice.

Chesapeake Bay Professional Development Opportunity

The PA Alliance for Geographic Education announces Year 2 of the Chesapeake Champions professional development program for teachers in the Chesapeake Bay region of Pennsylvania.  The PD is provided free to teachers by National Geographic Society, the PA Alliance for Geographic Education, the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies, and the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring.  The program is generously supported by a grant from NOAA.