Friday, January 24, 2020
Conferences

Middle school science teachers invited to apply to become National STEM Scholars

The National Stem Cell Foundation partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University to fund 10 scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group.
Learning

Real science for real life: Buoyancy

The Kentucky Academy of Science helps you understand the science behind buoyancy.
Resources

Science Through-Course Task Bank available for the 2017-18 school year

The Science Through Course Task Bank for the 2017-18 school year is now available and can be accessed through SharePoint.
Resources

NGSS student work rubrics released

SCALE and the Literacy Design Collaborative have released a set of Next Generation Science Standards-aligned student work rubrics for K-12.
Contests

Louisville Zoo offers project-based learning conservation competition

The Louisville Zoo invites students to join its mission to improve the bond between people and the planet by participating in the Conservation Campaign Challenge. This project-based learning opportunity will give students a chance to win a special field trip experience for students in their grade.

Understanding ecosystems through aquaponics

By making connections between ecosystems and conservation through the construction of a recycled bottle ecosystem, preschoolers discover the intricacies of living things in a hands-on way that allows them to direct their own learning.
Spotlight

Students, teachers and Delta take flight together

Delta Airlines and several school districts across Northern Kentucky have been working together to develop a STEM partnership that will benefit teachers, students, Delta employees and the local economy.
Conferences

National STEM Scholar Program open to middle school science teachers

The National STEM Scholar Program invites middle school science teachers to apply for its 2020 class.
Leigh Cocanougher

How environmental education can lead to novice reduction

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education's Leigh Cocanougher explains how environmental education may be a tool to help reduce the number of students scoring Novice on statewide testing.
Joshua Woodward, bottom left, a chemistry/physics teacher at Berea Community High School, and his students say goodbye to a high-altitude weather balloon they launched in April. The launch and the balloon, fitted with three cameras, data recorders and a GPS tracker, was a project-based learning experience for his students. Photo courtesy of Joshua Woodward

Pirates in space

Berea Community High School students planned and carried out an investigation that took place above their classroom. Actually, 107,000 feet above their classroom to be exact!