K-12 students are invited to attend a 30-minute scientific discussion with a polar scientist. Students will learn about Antarctic food web ecology and how scientists are setting up long-term experiments to understand our changing climate. These calls support the NGSS science practices such as planning and carrying out investigations, data analysis, modeling and asking testable questions.
Call Dates: January - March (topic depedent)
Application Deadline December 1: tinyurl.com/vtc-palmer
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Palmer Station LTER Website: pal.lternet.edu/
The mission of the NJ Sea Grant Consortium is to promote the wise use of New Jersey’s marine and coastal resources through research, education and outreach.
Book an in-school program or field trip. Learning about special events and programs. SIgn up for the education mailing list. Download resources for your lessons.
Resources for Educators: njseagrant.org/education/resources-for-educators/
There are two opportunities for educators who have attended an EdCamp. Choose one.
(1) Apply for a grant.
These grants are for educators who want to build upon what they learned at an Edcamp. They are extending the impact of an Edcamp experience.
The goal is to increase a teacher's capacity to bring about change in the classroom. While some of the grant may be used for classroom supplies, the focus is on teacher growth and learning. The grant might be for taking a class, shadowing a colleague, attending a conference or initiating a start-up project in their school community. It all depends on what you want to build upon from the Edcamp that you attended. In what do you want to become more proficient? What can you learn that will serve your students, both this year and for years to come?
These grants are for teachers who are willing to take the time to become the best that they can be for the students in their classrooms!
Click here for information: www.edcamp.org/node/2393
The new grant quarter will open soon.
(2) Apply to be a grant reader.
If you are not applyng for a grant, the EdCamp Foundation needs volunteers to read entries and assist in the selection of winners. This is a 10-20 hour commitment, training included. If you are interested in adding this experience to your resume, please email: JUSTINE@EDCAMP.ORG
Mission X encourages children of all ages to pursue healthy lifestyles based on training like an astronaut. To prepare for an Earth-to-moon journey in 2018, online mascot Astro Charlie is making a trip around Earth. Mission X is challenging Fit Explorers to perform activities that will move Astro Charlie the 66 million steps required to walk around Earth! That's 25,000 miles, or 40,000 kilometers! Visit the website for full challenge details and to do your part to help reach the globe-trotting goal.
Challenge Dates: Oct. 2 - Dec. 7, 2017
Download file: update_on_new_jersey’s_new_science_assessments_2017-11-08.pdf
Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair: March 9 – 10, 2018 at Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.
The North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) is a high school science competition where students, in grades 9 through 12, present a wide variety of projects from all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Fair is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and showcases the work of students from ten counties in central and northern New Jersey, namely, Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. In addition, students not covered by another ISEF affiliated fair may also enter the NJRSF.
There are two important dates for entering the Fair:
1. Project Certification Deadline: December 1, 2017
For approval of projects involving human subjects, vertebrate animals, potentially hazardous biological agents, and/or hazardous chemicals, activities, or devices.
2. Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018
Projects may be done individually or in a team of two students. Projects should be investigative in nature, posing and attempting to answer a question or problem, either through experimentation and design or in a theoretical sense. Student’s research plans must be reviewed and approved by an advisor, such as a teacher or parent. The advisor must also review the safety certification checklist with the student to guarantee the student has qualified supervision for potentially hazardous work.
The mission of the NJRSF is to support, encourage, and recognize student involvement in scientific research. Judges from academia and industry create a professional and nurturing environment for students considering a career in science and technology. The NJRSF is run by an all-volunteer committee of scientists and engineers.
Over 200 prizes, worth several thousand dollars, are awarded every year. Students also have the opportunity to participate in summer research programs and win academic scholarships at NJIT. The grand prize at the Fair is an all-expense paid trip for five students and their advisors to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, where students from over 75 countries compete for approximately $4M in prizes.
For more information, please visit our website at www.njrsf.org. For questions about projects and entering the fair, contact our Registration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a scientifically-literate public actively engaged in environmental stewardship that conserves, restores, and protects human communities and natural resources related to NOAA's mission.
Learn more about this project and how you may be eligible for up to $2500 to carry out an environmental stewardship action project.
Thank you to NSTA for this information.
The United States Super STEM Competition (USSSC) is an educational non-profit organization running a yearly competition to challenge the creative mind of all middle school, high school and college students. The main focus for 2018 is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their innovative knowledge and skills by competing towards one goal ...success! It is easy to enter....simply register online for one or more divisions. Design the project based on the official division rules, then submit it to us before the posted deadline for a chance to win recognition awards for your school, students or classroom. Additionally, female students of registered schools are eligible to apply for the Susan Sanford Memorial STEM Scholarship.
The competition is open to all United States public, private, vocational, charter, magnet and home-schooled students. There are no worries of travel expenses to the competition site at Somerset Berkley Regional High School in Somerset, Massachusetts. Most Divisions call for submitting a video of their completed projects to us. Divisions are guided by the curriculum standards of the Next Generation Science Standards, Standards for Technological Literacy and the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework. The USSSC is a student competition approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Registration Fee: $25 per division entered
Registration Ends March 1, 2018
In this webinar from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), attendees will explore how to integrate technology and focus on the "three Cs" of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration. This session will include actionable advice for educators with plenty of examples of tech-infused lessons to help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills. The goal is to help attendees shift their thinking to embrace the "tasks before apps" mindset. The presenter will include an overview of how to incorporate digital tools into everyday lessons and long-term units as well as an exploration of her favorite mobile apps and websites for student creators. This session is perfect for educators with access to a variety of tools, including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, and smartphones.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET
How much science can you find in a shopping cart? Join NSTA on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 6:30-8:00 pm ET, and engage your students with STEM though the science of food, including how it’s grown and processed for consumption.
This interaction with agriculture (InterAgtion) web seminar will share classroom-ready resources for investigating phenomena observed daily from farm to fork and the related science and technology careers.
More information and registration:
The TeachEngineering digital library is a collaborative project between faculty, students and teachers associated with five founding partner universities, with National Science Foundation funding. The collection continues to grow and evolve with new additions submitted from more than 50 additional contributor organizations, a cadre of volunteer teacher and engineer reviewers, and feedback from teachers who use the curricula in their classrooms.
TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs.
Formation of the TeachEngineering collection was funded primarily under the NSF National Science Digital Library program, aiming to establish a national digital library that constitutes an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. Many other generous sponsors and web partners have enabled its ongoing development and promotion.
Rutgers Oncology Olympiad is an academic competition focusing on cancer diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, genetics, and healthcare specialists. The event is comprised of two rounds: an online individual qualifying test and a team tournament. Individual qualifying tests will occur online in January 2018. Students will chose one of the following dates: Thursday, January 18; Friday, January 19; or Saturday, January 20. The online qualifying test will be available for 90 minutes from the time the registered students open the test on testing date chosen.
Teachers registering groups of 10 or more students may contact the Program Coordinators at email@example.com to schedule a different testing date and time for their students, if desired. This option may be selected on the ticket registration page.
Those who qualify for the team tournament will be notified and receive an invitation to the Team Tournament, which will take place in Spring 2018 at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the LIFE Center at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
For more information and to register, please visit http://cinj.org/olympiad.
Registration Deadline: December 15