National Science Teachers Association
The Association is accepting entries for the Shell Science Lab Challenge. The Challenge invites middle and high school science teachers in grades 6-12 in the United States and Canada to illustrated replicable approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Special attention will be given to urban and underrepresented groups. Entries will be judged on the basis of various criteria including demonstrated science inquiry and innovation in the classroom with limited laboratory equipment, materials, and resources; demonstrated impact and engagement with students and the school community; and demonstrated need for support to improve science laboratory experiences. Out of the applications, 54 regional finalists will be selected and asked to create a short video that displays the school’s current science lab facilities, provides further explanation of how winning equipment and resources would make a difference in their science teaching and in the learning experience for students. More than $93,000 in lab makeover prizes will be awarded to the 18 winning schools. All winners will receive science lab equipment, cash grants, membership to the NSTA, and support to attend NSTA conferences on science education. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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