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MPR News: "Teachers back new MN climate education standards, but topic's still hot"
posted on 9:00 AM, December 13, 2018
In this MPR News article, Cody Nelson looks at the push back some teachers feel when teaching about climate change.
Five Physics Experiments for the Holidays
posted on 9:14 AM, December 7, 2018
These five holiday-themed physics experiments will keep you and your family busy with science during the winter holidays! From PBS Digital Studios and Physics Girl.
Lake Superior Youth Symposium
posted on 8:42 AM, December 7, 2018
Bring together youth in grades 8-12 to experience the science, art, culture and challenges of protecting one of the greatest bodies of freshwater on the planet - Lake Superior.
Earth Challenge 2020
posted on 8:19 AM, December 7, 2018
Earth Challenge 2020 will engage millions of global citizens in what could be the world's largest coordinated citizen science campaign. Through Earth Challenge 2020 global citizens, like you, can collect more than one billion data points in areas including air quality, water quality, biodiversity, pollution, and human health.
2019 National STEM Scholar Program
posted on 8:07 AM, December 7, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 class of the National STEM Scholar Program, a program designed specifically for middle school teachers inspiring the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) pioneers nationwide.
MN Regional High School Science Bowl registration Deadline is December 15
posted on 10:05 AM, November 30, 2018
The Minnesota Academy of Science High School Science Bowl is January 26, 2019. The registration deadline is approaching fast.
Dan Gruhlke, Bonnie Laabs, and David McGill are finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
posted on 9:44 AM, November 30, 2018
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest distinction for teachers in these areas. It is awarded to two teachers from each state, generally one math and one science. The award is given to secondary teachers in odd numbered years and to elementary teachers in even numbered years. At MnCOSE 2018, the following were announced as finalists from Minnesota for this award.
Carrie Ehn and Nora Gathje are the recipients of the MnSTA Teaching Awards
posted on 9:13 AM, November 30, 2018
The MnSTA Science Teaching Award, is presented each year to honor exemplary teachers at two levels: elementary and secondary. At MnCOSE 2018, the following awards were presented.
Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center
posted on 10:01 AM, November 20, 2018
This consensus study report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is now available.
Kids to Parks Day National School Contest
posted on 9:48 AM, November 20, 2018
Open to all Title I students in grades preK through 12, this contest provides grants up to $1,000 to cover transportation, park-related fees, stewardship supplies, or anything else students believe would enhance their experience.
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