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Science Teachers: Win Big Through Providing Quality Lab Experiences 

Science Teachers: Win Big Through Providing Quality Lab Experiences 

Attention U.S. and Canadian science teachers that teach grades 6-12: Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teachers Association are teaming up to offer you a chance at winning a variety of prizes totaling $93,000 in value.

If you’re confident in your ability to provide students with quality lab experiences, then this competition is for you. (And you need not worry about not having fancy technology or lab equipment as the competition requires “limited” used of school and laboratory resources.)

According to a joint statement from Shell and NSTA, submissions will be evaluated "based on various criteria, including demonstrated science inquiry and innovation in the middle or high school 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.”

"Up to 54 NSTA district finalists will be chosen and asked to make a 3-5 minute video displaying their current science lab facilities and provide an explanation of how winning equipment and resources would make a difference in the science teaching and in the learning experiences for their students. The judging panel will pick 18 NSTA district winners from these finalists, and then 5 national finalists will be chosen. From there, a grand prize winner will be selected.”

The grand prize is school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000, but every winner will take home "science lab equipment, Shell cash grants, membership to the NSTA, and support to attend NSTA Conferences on Science Education.”

All entries must be submitted by January 23, 2017.

Read more about the contest here.

Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

8/15/2016

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