Science in the Classroom

Participate in Nevada Knockout 2018!

Published on: September 6, 2018

This year’s Nevada Knockout is starting! Get involved! What is Nevada Knockout? The Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Nevada Knockout Program is a fun easy was to learn about our wildlife. Nevada’s animals go head-to-head in a single elimination fictional tournament to see whose adaptations will take them to the final! Students and classrooms will be given brackets with 64 Nevada-specific …

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Girls in STEM

Published on: August 29, 2018

This one-of-a-kind collaboration with Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) and Women in Tesla (WIT), will be an inspiring weekend for young women interested in STEM. This camp will use Sierra Nevada Journeys and Girl Scouts’ programming, and WIT volunteers, for a unique weekend of team building and outdoor exploration. A $25 fee for registration will be paid to …

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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Educational Programs

Published on: August 29, 2018

Education is an important ingredient to preventing litter and blight in the Truckee Meadows. In addition to our large-scale cleanup events and beautification efforts, KTMB works to educate and inspire local students, residents, and businesses to take care of our community. KTMB’s education programs touch on the economic and health hazards of litter and illegal dumping, waste reduction, water conservation, …

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2018-2019 STEM Ambassador Program!

Published on: August 26, 2018

The 2018 – 2019 school year is in full swing, and Nevada STEM Coalition is here for our educators! We want to help you on your teaching journey and bring real world application into the classroom through our Ambassador Matching program! Nevada STEM Coalition focuses on bringing field practitioners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the classroom and …

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K-5 STEM Program Grant Offered by OSIT

Published on: November 22, 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Purpose: To increase the prevalence of evidence-based, high-quality formal and informal STEM practices and programs in Nevada’s elementary schools. To increase the use of hands-on, evidence-based, experiential STEM learning in grades K-5. To increase the percentage of elementary schools that teach science three-plus hours per week. To increase interest in, awareness of, and achievement in the subjects of …

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NESTA Looking for volunteers

Published on: September 6, 2017

Hello rock hounds in the Reno area! The National Earth Science Teachers Association will be at 2018 NSTA Regional Conference in Reno and we will be needing some help. This includes being a receiver (and transporter to the event) for samples for the world famous Rock Raffle, as well as participate (as either a presenter or facilitator) at the Share-a-Thon. …

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Northwestern RPDP prepares for the eclipse

Published on: August 13, 2017

August 21, 2017 – Solar Eclipse – This will be a partial eclipse in Northern Nevada – about 80% of the Sun will be covered – AT NO TIME DURING THE ECLIPSE IN NORTHERN NEVADA IS IT SAFE TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT EYE PROTECTION! At no time will it become dark as we are not in the …

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Changing Primary Teachers Perceptions in Science – Free Lesson Plan

Published on: February 19, 2017

Changing Primary Teachers lessons Three D Coded Changing Primary Teachers Perceptions of Science

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Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Published on: August 3, 2016

How can we support students in understanding of the practice “Engaging in an Argument”?  We need to develop their abilities in answering questions by gathering evidence, making a claim, and connecting the evidence and the claim with reasoning. Reasoning is not just restating the evidence.  It is the reason why the evidence is valid.  Reasoning includes a scientific or a …

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Published on: November 7, 2015

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