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New NASA Space Shuttle Activities
Learn how to engage your students and teach science in the context of the STS-118 shuttle mission with the first Educator Astronaut spaceflight.
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Toshiba America Foundation Grants Program for K-6 Science and Math Education
$1,000 awards for innovative math and science programs
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NSTA New Science Teacher Academy Associate Fellowships
Promising first- and second-year teachers can apply to become an Associate Fellow at the New Science Teacher Academy for a yearlong term with access to a wide array of professional development opportunities
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Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom.
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High School Physics Teacher Grant
$1,000 for innovative physics teachers
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Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education
$500 to fund outdoor classrooms or projects
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Vernier Software & Technology will offer science and math educators across the country a number of free hands-on workshops in data-collection technology using computers and calculators.
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Change a Light, Change the World mini-grants
The Kentucky NEED Project, in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Energy Policy, announces the 2007-08 Kentucky Change a Light, Change the World Campaign.
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IGES 12th Annual Art Contest for Children in Grades 2-4
An art contest for grades 2-4 challenges students to explore the ocean from top to bottom and then draw a picture showing what they learned.
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School Teams Needed for Technology Project
The Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment has been awarded $1.2 million to implement community-based projects with a heavy technology emphasis.
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Education Initiatives House Bill 1
A summary of the major points proposed in HB1 for the 2007 Second Extraordinary Session
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NASA & NSTA Offer Web Seminars for Grade 5-12 Teachers
The Web seminars are 90-minute, live professional development sessions that use online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, scientists, engineers and education specialists from NASA.
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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants
The program seeks teachers who have a strong background of teaching success coupled with a strong interest in education policy. Fellows will spend a school year living and working in Washington, DC.
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New Vernier Website Provides Activities for Engineering and STEM Education
All are free activities that involve data acquisition and control using Vernier sensors.
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Alliance for Science High School Essay Contest
The non-profit Alliance for Science is seeking students to participate in their annual National High School Essay Contest. This year's theme is "Climate, Agriculture, and Evolution."
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New Officers and Board Members Elected
a list of the officers and board members of KSTA for 2008.
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Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade for his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.
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2008 AAAS Leadership in Science Education Prize for High School Teachers
The $1,000 prize honors a high school science teacher who has contributed to the AAAS goal of advancing science education.
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The Cosmic Lesson Competition
High School and Middle school teachers and their students are invited to participate in a unique, year-long learning adventure and the opportunity to win a Digital STARLAB Planetarium system valued at $58,000!
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Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Mobile Science Activity Center
The Activity Center is a 44-foot long trailer with 10 workstations for a classroom of students to conduct activities and investigations related to agriculture and the environment.
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BioGENEius Challenge
This is a great opportunity for your students that have research projects with biotechnology applications to present, network with leaders in the biotechnology industry around the U.S. and the world, and even travel a little.
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COSI On Wheels
COSI On Wheels provides engaging, day-long, learning experiences to elementary schools that include high energy assemblies and hands-on experiments.
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Early Request Recommended for PD Funds
KSTA recommends that you get your requests for PD to you principal, councils or commmittee ASAP once the next fiscal year begins.
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JETS/AbilityOne National Engineering Design Challenge
The JETS/AbilityOne National Engineering Design Challenge (NEDC) is an engineering design competition open to students in grades 9-12.
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Hummel Planetarium Astronomy Outreach
We are now bringing a Starlab portable planetarium to schools in our 22 county service region.
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Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge
Now through March 15, 2009, middle school students can "go green" and team up for the first and only national K-12 sustainability education initiative aligned to education standards.
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Monarch Live - Distance Learning
Register now to participate in the annual migration of the monarch butterfly, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.
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Celebrate World Space Week -- Oct. 4-10, 2008
Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, 2008.
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Celebrate Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, 2008
This celebration encourages young people to learn about the geosciences by getting away from the television, off the computer and out of doors.
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The Cassini Scientist for a Day essay contest
Students work alone or in groups of up to four students.
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Field Trips for Elementary and Middle Schools (May and June)
The Biology Field Station staff hosts grade schools throughout the months of May and June for daylong field trips.
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New online games aim to make science fun
Called The League of Scientists, the series is being offered for free to students in grades three through five.
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Survey: Most Science Teachers Endorse National Curriculum.
National Science Teachers Association survey finds majority of U.S. science teachers "like the idea of a national curriculum-and crave more professional development."
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District Cuts Back On Science, Physical Education With New Elementary Curriculum.
The new curriculum requires "90 minutes of class time every day for mathematics, and 90 minutes for reading
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Free Earth Science Resources
KGS has a Maps-to-Teachers service.
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CSI: Classroom Student Investigations
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunity for science teachers.
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