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Science Update Dec 2017
posted on 4:48 PM, December 7, 2017
The December Science Update from MDE Science Specialist John Olson is now available. It includes: News * Statewide Testing Teacher Newsletter * Preparing for Science Standards Review Teacher...
Kids to Parks Day National School Contest
posted on 9:59 AM, December 7, 2017
National Park Trust (NPT) invites students across the country to participate in the 8th annual Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide grassroots movement to celebrate America’s Parks and public lands. In...
Update: Minnesota Department of Health video contest
posted on 11:27 AM, November 29, 2017
The deadline for the MDH antimicrobial resistance video contest has been extended to December 22, 2017. Students will produce a 30-second video to spread the word about antibiotic resistance and good...
Need Reviewers for Math Assessment Items
posted on 11:04 AM, November 29, 2017
Dr. Theodore J. Christ and his research team in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota are developing math assessment items for students in grades 9-12. Items will be included in an adaptive...
An inventor from Visitation High School, Mendota Heights is heading to Stockholm during Nobel Week.
posted on 11:08 AM, November 27, 2017
 Sarah Betts, a senior, invented an orthopedic hand device that she has been developing since she was 12.  Betts plays the violin and also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. According to the story by...
Join us for Minnesota Reflections: Bonn Climate Summit, Nov. 27th
posted on 8:49 AM, November 22, 2017
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany has ended. The four Minnesota delegates, including John Olson, MnSTA board member and MDE Science Specialist, and Adri Arquin, junior high student...
Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES)
posted on 7:56 PM, November 20, 2017
The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES) will give middle school teachers the tools they need to effectively teach evolution and answer its critics based on new Next Generation Science...
Become a CDC Science Ambassador Fellow!
posted on 7:50 PM, November 20, 2017
Become a CDC Science Ambassador Fellow! Apply Now! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and educational leaders to bring public health into middle and high schools...
UN Climate Conference
posted on 8:01 AM, November 17, 2017
John Olson, MnSTA board member and MDE Science Specialist, is at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn Germany. To see John's blogs from the UN Climate Conference, go to this link.
Feathered Friends: Free Elementary Lessons from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
posted on 3:33 PM, November 14, 2017
Feathered Friends! With the support of Pennington Wild Bird Feed, we've improved these lessons and increased focus on connecting kids to nature through feeding birds. Lessons span the school year,...
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