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Applications for project submissions to be judge and eligible for awards is April 8th. If teachers or students are interested in just showcasing a project, they can reach out to Nicole Rife, Director of Education, at email@example.com.
Tinkerfest is a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity! Explore 15+ hands-on, interactive activity stations hosted by the maker community designed to engage and inspire Indiana’s designers, builders, coders, artists, makers, and tinkerers of all ages. Each activity invites children and families to tinker, make, invent, create, play and imagine! We are looking for students that might have an engineering, robotics or other makerspace type project that they’d like to showcase and share with families and visitors to the event. We also want to promote the event itself for families to visit the museum that day.
The ISM has an exhibit from the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum called How People Make Things which is all about manufacturing of every day objects. It’s geared toward elementary students and a great interactive exhibit. Here is a link with more information. https://www.indianamuseum.org/experiences/how-people-make-things/
Needed: IPS District Science Instructional Coach. For more information visit: https://app.hirenimble.com/jobview/9807
the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Energy (ORISE) is hosting THREE competitions! Check out all the opportunities for you to win awesome prizes below!
Kid Inventors’ Day Student Competition
January 1st – January 31st
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) wants to celebrate with all K-12 students by letting them express their creativity and problem solving skills through an invention. We are asking that you use the engineering design process and develop your own invention to solve a problem in your community. TWELVE prizes will be awarded with three winners per grade band. To enter the contest, follow ORISE on social media, fill out this survey.
The contest deadline is Monday, January 31st, 2022. Make sure to look at the rubric to know what we expect for submitted projects.
Math Music Madness Lesson Plan Competition
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) wants to see how you can incorporate music into a STEM lesson plan to help build a better understanding of a subject. All K-12 teachers are invited to create and submit a math or science lesson plan that incorporates music for a chance to win a mini-grant! Three teachers who submit lesson plans will be selected to receive mini-grants up to $1,500 to help buy equipment for their classroom! To enter the contest, follow ORISE on social media, fill out this survey.
January Social Media Competition
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) wants you want to know your answer to the question: Who is a STEM role model to you and why? To enter the contest, follow @ORISEconnect on social media, fill out this survey, and comment your answer on the post.
For more information about both of these contests and our previous contests, visit HERE for educators and HERE for students.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail us at STEMEd@orau.org.
eCYBERMISSION is an online STEM competition for students in grades 6 to 9. Students work in teams of 2 to 4 under the guidance of a Team Advisor to choose a problem in their community to explore with science or solve with engineering. Throughout the competition, students work on team building and interact with STEM professionals virtually while competing for state, regional, and national awards. eCYBERMISSION supports phenomenon-based learning, directly aligns with Next Generation Science Standards, and is administered by NSTA (National Science Teaching Association).
Visit our website, www.ecybermission.com, to learn more about this no-cost, virtual STEM competition and how it can be incorporated into an existing curriculum.
Start the New Year off by submitting student based projects or receiving feedback to the ones you finished over the holidays!
It's not too late to get teams organized and working to meet the January 31, 2022 project deadline! The countdown and time management to the deadline can be energizing in the New Year. Let us help you and give you feedback!
As a reminder, all students will receive an entry gift for participating int his year's competition and the top 30 teachers that submit projects from the most number of teams, will also receive an amazing gift an acknowledgment.
For more resources to help you finish up projects that you have started or learn more about the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition, please visit the website at www.exploravision.org.
Want to see 60+ science demos in 60 seconds? If so, check out our 2021 Science Claus is Coming to Town edited version! We had a blast doing this - enjoy.youtu.be/lVPqS6NAzOE
Educators - feel free to check out these amazing lessons plans and resources.
Hear from educators regarding the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition by accessing the videos below.
Teach Climate Network Workshop: Understanding the power of COP26
Wednesday, November 3rd, 12:00-1:00 PM CT
Learn about COP26 (United Nations Conference of the Parties) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland November 1st-12th. Discover the importance of policy and collaboration in finding climate change solutions, and learn about resources to connect your students with the climate change solutions developed at this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference. Educators will also leave with best practices and strategies for effectively using Climate Generation’s COP26 Educator’s Toolkit.
All workshop registrants will have access to the workshop recording.
#TeachClimateChat Connect with educators attending COP 26
Thursday, November 4th, 12:00-1:00 PM CT
Join the Climate Generation delegation of educators live in Glasgow, Scotland, as they attend COP26 (United Nations Conference of the Parties). Join the discussion about the importance of their work in empowering all members of society to engage in climate action, through education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these issues.
We are hosting the Annual Molecular Medicine In Action on Sunday, March 6, 2022 with the overall theme focusing on Bench to Bedside. Our program is FREE of charge, sponsored by Lilly Endowment and conducted by Indiana University School of Medicine faculty. Molecular Medicine In Action symposium is a hands-on program for high school students to experience the methods scientists use in unlocking and modifying the genetic code of diseases. You are currently one of our sponsors Sponsors | MMIA (iu.edu), and we would love your help getting the word out to science teachers that are apart of the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.
Our overarching goal of the symposium is to increase students’ excitement for science, increase the number of students that ultimately select science as a career choice, and provide hands-on learning in a state-of-the art medical research environment.
We invite you to nominate your sophomore, junior and/or senior high school students to participate in the program, which will provide 50 high school students from across Indiana a half-day full of activities, lectures, career panel discussion, and hands-on at home guide experiment. Student must apply online, please use the following link to access the MMIA website and student application: http://mmia.iupui.edu
The Application and Teacher Recommendation DEADLINE: November 12, 2021. Selected students and parents will receive program participation notification no later than January 17, 2022.
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