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2014 ExploraVision Contest

Back to the Future car ExploraVision is a K-12 science competition that focuses on what it takes to bring ideas to reality. Student teams envision what a current technology might look like in 20 years and describe the development steps, pros and cons, and obstacles. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and Toshiba, this year’s contest is linked to the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Engineering Day Events

ASEE LogoSMALLASEE has put together a public/private partnership to develop ways of engaging students and teachers in engineering. Participants will learn about innovative, hands-on, project-based engineering activities, courses, curriculum options, events, outreach programs, professional development, and competitions.

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ASEE Partners with NSTA

marshmallow3The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has put together a public/private partnership to develop ways of engaging elementary, middle, and high school students in engineering. Participants will learn about innovative, hands-on, project-based engineering at three events during National Science Teachers Association regional conferences.

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Teachers’ Summer: Mickelson ExxonMobil Academy

mickelsonexxon2The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is a one-week all-expense-paid intensive professional development program in the summer for third- through fifth-grade teachers. The Academy offers a five-day program designed to provide third- through fifth-grade teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math. DEADLINE PASSED

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Web Links: Science Teachers’ Resources

NSTA logoThe National Science Teachers Association maintains a list of hundreds of free resources for science teachers, updated regularly. Some types of resources include full educational and interactive websites, podcasts, online demonstrations, stories for students, mobile device applications, videos, lesson plans, activities, networking opportunities with other teachers and scientists, data on state standards, special reports, social networking, nature guides, career bios and aids, learning tools, forums, databases, glossaries, games, and more.

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