Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NSTA - Share your Ideas at the 2011 conference

Share Your Good Ideas at an NSTA Conference
Don't delay—the deadline for submitting a session proposal for the NSTA 2011 San Francisco National Conference on Science Education is April 15, 2010. In 2010, NSTA will hold area conferences in Kansas City, MO (October 28–30), Baltimore, MD (November 11–13), and Nashville, TN (December 2–4). For more information, visit www.nsta.org/conferences and click "Presenting at NSTA Conferences." Here you can also pick up tips on submitting a successful session proposal.

Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Realize Science Technology Grant, which is open to all teachers in the United States and Canada who use handheld video microscopes in creative, innovative, and educationally valuable ways. The grant will award $20,000 worth of cutting-edge science education equipment and curriculum tools. Awardees will receive new handheld video microscopes with software to take still pictures, video, and time-lapse movies, and accompanying curriculum books with lessons designed to meet both state and national science standards. The top five applicants will receive four additional microscope sets, making a total of five for their classrooms.
Applications must be postmarked by March 31 or faxed by midnight on that date. For more details, visit the website.

2011 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Now Open for Entries
High school students from across the country are invited to GO GREEN by participating in the newest phase of the nationwide Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. NSTA has partnered again with the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education to educate, empower and engage students, teachers and communities to become agents of change in improving the environment.
In keeping with the Challenge’s overall mission to build a more sustainable world, high school participants (grades 9-12) are encouraged to form teams of up to four students, research an energy related issue using scientific investigation, and create a replicable solution using web-based curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education. Student teams, with a teacher or adult advisor can register for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge at www.wecanchange.com.
Fostering learning, teamwork and problem solving around sustainability, the website offers robust resource guides of standards-based lesson plans and teacher materials to accompany each stage of the Challenge.

More information, including entry details, registration, and detailed prizing information for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, can be found at www.wecanchange.com.

Visit the NSTA online calendar for more science education opportunities.

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