NEON is releasing two new films that may be of interest to NJ Science Teachers
APOLLO 11 the cinematic event 50 years in the making is exclusively in IMAX for one week only, starting Friday, March 1. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. Don't miss seeing this spectacular movie on the biggest screen possible.
Educator Curricula and two classroom activities available for download here.
WATCH THE TRAILER
The Biggest Little Farm, John and Molly Chester’s inspirational tale of leaving the big city to as they attempt to build a farm completely in harmony with nature – planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster, will open in theaters across the country on May 10th. But schools and community groups will have a chance to see the film early in theaters at advance preview screenings taking place at participating theaters starting in April. Thanks to a generous donation by student and community groups with limited resources have the opportunity to apply for FREE TICKETS to attend these special advance screenings.
Learn more about the Education Program and how you can inspire conversation and hands-on engagement around the themes in the film including, reconnection with nature, soil, and food and regenerative sustainable farming with your students. Find more information about the program and sign-up on our website here: https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com/education-program/
WATCH THE TRAILER
NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) in Madison Wisconsin is pleased to announce a virtual science fair for students from grades 6-14 applying GOES-16 or GOES-17 data to investigate weather scenarios and natural hazards.
Read the following blog posted to the American Meteorological Society Front Page for more information.
Or, go directly to the science fair site for details.
Accepting entries between March 1st and May 3rd, 2019
EEdNews: February 20, 2019
New items have been added to the Environmental Education News website that may interest you!
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The Education Development Center is currently recruiting high school earth science teachers for a study called Zoom In: Learning Science with Data. We are look for teachers to pilot one of 3 new data-rich NGSS-aligned lessons over 3-4 class sessions this winter or spring: Climate Change: How is Climate Really Changing?; Plate Tectonics: Where Will the Next Big Earthquake Hit?; and Exoplanets: Where Will We Find the Next Earth?
Each lesson is a teacher-guided blended-learning experience that helps students develop skills in data literacy and evidence-based writing, in addition to core disciplinary concepts. Lessons were created by a team of scientists, educators and data specialists under a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Teachers will receive $200 per lesson as a thank you, in whatever way their school district allows.
If interested, you can email Jamie Kynn at email@example.com.
Travel to Mars, discover mysterious small worlds in space and decipher the science of astrobiology – learn and explore together with Infiniscope, NASA and Kahoot!
A Mapping Contest Open to all New Jersey Middle School and High School Students!
ESRI is pleased to announce a contest to create New Jersey-themed online maps, using Esri’s freely available ArcGIS Online platform. Teachers: Encourage your students to learn some online mapping skills and create a story map using New Jersey content. The contest is part of a national mapping competition sponsored by ESRI, the maker of ArcGIS. Students working alone or in pairs submit their maps to their schools, who in turn submit up to 5 of their best maps to be judged at the state level. New Jersey may award up to ten Amazon gift cards of $100 each for the top high school and middle school maps ($100 per team, max of 5 high school and 5 middle school). The top high school and middle school StoryMaps will be submitted for judging at the national level. From among all the winners across the nation, ESRI will award to one high school and one middle school team travel grants to attend in San Diego July 6-9, 2019.
Important Dates: School must pre-register by March 22 and submit maps by May 1
For more information about the contest, visit NJ StoryMap Contest (https://arcg.is/mO8Ou)
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Webinar! - New to ArcGIS Online and Story Maps? Join us for a free webinar “Introduction to Making a StoryMap” on Tuesday, February 26th at 3:30PM. To register, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/tHxlpfvaNQd0r9Zm
Finding Your Roots—The Seedlings
A new curriculum based on Henry Louis Gates' popular PBS genealogy series Finding Your Roots was inspired by the enthusiasm and creativity of students who attended the first Finding Your Roots Genetics and Genealogy Camps. The new curriculum supports the Next Generation Science Standards.
The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change
Published by the Paleontological Research Institution, this 294-page book for high school Earth and environmental science educators addresses basic climate change science and offers perspective on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized.
Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace
This video features elementary learners working in a makerspace, along with teacher commentary and a discussion of the benefits of project-based learning from leading education researchers.
Find more resources on NSTA's Freebies for Science Teachers web page.
NGSS@NSTA Classroom Resources
Check out these NGSS@NSTA Classroom Resources vetted by NSTA teacher curators. This week's focus is engineering.
The American Chemical Society is accepting applications for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant. The grant supports high school chemistry teachers and their ideas to enhance classroom learning and fostering student development. Request up to $1,500 to help enhance your chemistry classroom. Learn more and apply »
Learn more about the grants and the process for writing a fundable proposal in this webinar.