NOVA and NESTA are teaming up in a series of webinars for middle school and high school educators! Please register to join us for one or both of the following presentations at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B6MC6S9:
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 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.
Registration is open for a teacher professional development webinar series: Climate Change and Water in the West.
The first in our new four-part webinar series kicks off on October 16 at 4:30 MT with Climate Change and Water in the West Part One: Challenges for the Colorado River Basin.
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.
Back to School in America's National Parks, New NPS Website Helps Teachers Make Learning Relevant and Fun
WASHINGTON (NPS Press Release) – Fifty-five million school kids are about to learn that America’s 401 national parks aren’t just for vacations.
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.
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.