Science in the Classroom

DRI – Science Alive – EnergySmart Education Program

Published on: March 8, 2019

Calling 4th grade teachers in Churchill, Lyon, Douglas, Humboldt, and Elko County! Free and informative Southwest Gas EnergySmart Education Program reinforces energy concepts from curriculum and teaches lifelong lessons on energy and water efficiency. The program also provides an engaging assembly filled with educational activities empowering participants to be leaders in energy efficiency. Sign up and receive free Take Action …

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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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Southern Nevada Science Fairs 2019

Published on: October 1, 2018

High School Fair  is Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Elementary and Middle School Fair  is March 28 – 30, 2019. Information about the southern Nevada science fairs, hosted by UNLV is now available at https://www.unlv.edu/sciences/science-fair  Upcoming deadlines: High school registration deadline is October 25, 2018. Elementary and middle school registration is December 14, 2018.

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Discover Hawaiian Volcanoes

Published on: October 1, 2018

Join an enthusiastic group of teachers and discover the wonders of STEM on the active volcanoes on Hawaii. 4-11 August 2019 Travel to the Big Island of Hawaii this summer to learn about plate tectonics, hot spot volcanism and the geologic features and hazards associated with living on an active volcano. During this trip, we will discuss volcanic edifices, eruption …

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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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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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