Science in the Classroom

Science Grant Opportunities

Published on: October 18, 2018

These are some science-related grant opportunities: Toshiba America Foundation – Innovative STEM projects to improve instruction www.toshiba.com/taf State Farm Good Neighbor – for professional development  https://goo.gl/Ytfreg  Annie’s Grants for Gardens – for edible garden projects https://goo.gl/tCs9j2 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education – for integrating chemistry into education https://goo.gl/q5EtoK James Bryant Conant Award for outstanding chemistry teaching – https://goo.gl/Hdm9fd Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship https://goo.gl/d33j7B

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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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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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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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PhET simulations offer rich online science learning environments

Published on: May 13, 2015

Looking for free, online, student friendly simulations? PhET, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is fantastic source for online, interactive science and mathematics simulations. Many simulations have crowdsourced lessons to help you implement technology in meaningful ways… the simulations offer multiple variables so students can address the NGSS in a safe, scientifically valid environment. What a great tool!

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RiverXchange

Published on: May 12, 2015

WANTED: “High-Tech Pen Pals” Fifth grade classes near Albuquerque, New Mexico, are looking for partners to exchange information about watersheds, rivers, stormwater, and other water resources topics! RiverXchange is a FREE year-long program focused on communication between classes about water resources issues, through online partnerships. Our hands-on lessons can be used for reference, to enhance your existing curriculum, or as …

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STEM in the Classroom

Published on: May 12, 2015

Local CCSD teacher works with students to teach basic coding and Google Earth to develop global science tours! Ms. H. from CCSD is using machines and simple programs like Google Earth and code.org to teach students how to develop science tours. Students are learning the underlying principles of navigation with a larger learning target of spatial reasoning as they drop …

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