Friday, January 28, 2022
Learning

Real science for real life: Buoyancy

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

Kentucky Science Teachers Association hosting 2022 virtual conference

The Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA) is hosting its annual conference virtually on Feb. 25- 26. This year’s theme is “Moving Forward: Inspiring Science Teaching and Learning.”
Announcements

Applications open for 2022 National STEM Scholar Program

Applications are now open for middle school science teachers wishing to apply for a spot in the 2022 class of the National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program providing advanced STEM training, national network building and “big idea” project support for the teachers of aspiring scientists nationwide.
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!
Recognitions

Kentucky students’ experiment heading for International Space Station

A science experiment designed in part by two students from Fayette County Public Schools will blast off for the International Space Station on Oct. 1.
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.
Fourth-grade students at Alex R. Kennedy Elementary School (Jefferson County) become electrical engineers during an Engineering is Elementary unit about designing alarm circuits. Submitted photo by Erin Bloomer

Building a STEAM program from scratch

Jefferson County's Erin Bloomer describes how she created a STEM program from scratch and what kind of possibilities STEM opens up for her students.
Spotlight

Science through-course task field test update

Kentucky science teachers tried something new this year, and there is little doubt that the through-course task component of the new Science Assessment System can make a big difference in science education across the Commonwealth.
News

Kentucky finalists chosen for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Six Kentucky educators have been selected as state finalists and are now eligible to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) award, the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teachers.

Designing partnerships and building our future

Schools have been working on forming partnerships with industries for a long time now, but figuring out how to make those relationships highly effective may provide big benefits for students.