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January 2020 Science Update

by , posted on 11:47 AM, January 9, 2020
The January Edition of MDE Science Specialist John Olson's Science Update is now available.

The January Science Update from the MN Dept. of Education is available. Here are some highlights:


  • New Science Standards– Implementation Workshops
  • MCA IV development
  • Science Licensure

Teacher Events and Workshops

  • Spring workshops and conference
  • Earth Science Conference
  • Online professional development
  • Some summer professional learning

Teacher and Schools Awards and Opportunities

  • No Child Left Inside grants from the DNR
  • Presidential Awards for Math, Science and Environmental Education

School Programs and Resources

  • Physics Force Demonstration Shows
  • Kids to Parks Day
  • Curriculums about Aviation and Food

Student Programs and Competitions

  • National Youth Science Camp
  • Science and Engineering Competitions


You can view a copy here. A pdf version of the Update is available here. Feel free to share it with your colleagues.