National Science Teachers Association Lab Challenge

Posted by on November 21, 2010

Middle and High School Teachers Invited to Apply for National Science Teachers Association Shell Science Lab Challenge
Deadline: February 28, 2011

The National Science Teachers Association, the largest professional organization in the world working to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning, and Shell Oil Company have launched a new competition for middle and high school teachers that will bring laboratory resources to school districts across the United States. Through the NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge, schools will compete for up to $93,000 in total prizes, including a grand-prize school science lab makeover valued at $20,000.

The challenge invites middle and high school science teachers (grades 6-12) in the U.S. and Canada (with special attention to urban and underrepresented groups) to describe a replicable approach to science lab instruction using limited school and laboratory resources.

Entries will be judged on the basis of several criteria, including uniqueness, creativity, and replicability. Eighteen regional winners will be selected. From those, five national winners will be chosen, and from the national winners a grand-prize winner will be selected.

All winners will receive donated science lab equipment or gift certificates, a grant to purchase additional science lab tools and resources, a $300 gift certificate to the NSTA Bookstore, and membership to the NSTA and the NSTA Learning Center.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, visit the NSTA Web site.

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