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  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:47 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    Our partner, Science Take-Out, is looking for 5th grade teachers to pilot test their Properties of Materials kit.

    Kit Summary:  Students use disposable cups to explore the properties of materials.

    • I can make observations of the properties of each cup.
    • I can measure the property of conductivity of heat energy.
    • I can use the properties of each cup to make decisions based on criteria.

    Core Concept:  Measurements and observations of the properties of materials can be used to identify materials.  Properties of materials can be used as criteria to make decisions.

    Pilot test teachers will be asked to:

    • Use the Properties of Materials  kits with their students
    • Provide written feedback with suggestions for improving the kit activities, the student instructions, and the teacher guide
    • Complete a brief survey


    Teachers who pilot test the kits will receive:

    • Free kits to pilot test with their students
    • A $75 stipend for returning their feedback and the survey by April 1

    Here is the pilot testing application:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STOproperties


  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:47 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    CINSAM holds several week long STEM focused summer camps for students in grades 3-12 each summer. We are looking for teachers interested in partnering with NKU staff to lead one or more of these camps. If you are interested please complete the following brief survey. https://forms.gle/vEG16YdnyMkWh5X69


  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:49 PM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    Would you, your students, or someone you know be interested in meeting Astronaut Sian Proctor (https://www.space.com/inspiration4-spacex-mission-sian-proctor-reflection)? Dr. Proctor is the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft and she will be our guest in the Big Astronomy (https://www.bigastronomy.org/) live event on Friday, February 4, 2022. Mark your calendar and sign up to participate today!

    WHEN: Friday, February 4th at 7:00 PM Eastern time (6:00 PM Central, 5:00 PM Mountain, and 4:00 PM Pacific)

    WHERE: Live Virtual Event – join via webinar or Facebook

    LANGUAGE: English/Spanish

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 4:33 PM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration is a US-UK program studying Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. For the month of December we invite you to participate in a special Antarctica Month Festival! We have events that are sorted by age group with something for everyone.  Activities and videos match STEM themes, exploring careers, working with data, solutions based science and more. Check our webpage to find:

    • Short Science Videos with matching activities focused for different ages and topics - What is it like to set off explosives on the ice to learn the ice structure? What wildlife can you find? What lies under all that ice or even under the ocean water? How can you become a polar scientist? What is it like to camp on the ice or live on a ship?
    • Ask A Scientist by submitting your questions through December 10th - Our Antarctic scientists will offer insights into what it is like to work in one of the harshest and most beautiful places on Earth. They will answer questions on Antarctic research, environmental conditions, working there, their commitment to protecting this fragile environment and solving what many consider humankind's largest challenge! 
    • Build Thwaites Glacier paper craft & submit your proposal to tackle global warming for prize opportunities - We want to see your personalized creation with this downloadable paper craft! And older students we want your ideas on what we can do to create the change needed to slow the warming in our planet.

    For more information and to participate, visit https://thwaitesglacier.org/news/antarctica-festival-2021

    Questions? mkt@ldeo.columbia.edu

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:33 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    For teachers in grades 4 – 12 in schools receiving electric services from AEP/KP.

    See flyer for details: 2021 Virtual Kentucky AEP Workshop 12.1.21.pdf

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:03 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    Six Kentucky educators have been selected as state finalists and are now eligible to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) award, the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.

    Read more here: 
    https://www.kentuckyteacher.org/news/2021/05/kentucky-finalists-chosen-for-presidential-award-for-excellence-in-mathematics-and-science-teaching/

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:59 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    Each week, PBS NewsHour pauses to remember five Americans lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares memories and highlights from their lives.

    Read more and see the video here

  • Tuesday, January 05, 2021 11:04 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    Applications are now open for middle school science teachers from across the nation to apply to participate in the National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program that provides advanced training for the middle school teachers of aspiring scientists nationwide. 10 middle school science teachers will be selected for the 2021 Class of National STEM Scholars.

    Created in partnership between the National Stem Cell Foundation and The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University (WKU), the National STEM Scholar Program selects 10 teachers annually from a national pool of applicants to participate in a week of advanced science training and network building on the campus of WKU in Bowling Green, KY. In addition to training, STEM Scholars receive a generous stipend to develop individual Challenge Projects for classroom implementation and spend a day with a nationally or internationally known STEM speaker, receive all-expense paid registration for participation in the National NSTA Conference, and participate in ongoing networking with other STEM Scholars nationwide.

    More specific information may be found by following this link.

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