NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge – Deadline February 2, 2011

Are you a middle or high school teacher succeeding in science lab instruction with minimal equipment? Take NSTA’s Shell Science Lab Challenge and share your exemplary approach for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000!

Over $93,000 in lab makeover prizes to be awarded this year, including a grand prize school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. This program gives special attention to urban schools and underrepresented groups; schools in rural areas and those with limited laboratory resources are also encouraged to apply.

Educators who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences in schools with little or no lab equipment are asked to illustrate and submit their strategies to the Challenge. Entries will be judged on the basis of several criteria, including uniqueness, creativity, and ability to be replicated. Eighteen winners, including the grand prize winner, will be receive donated science lab equipment or gift certificates, a cash grant to purchase additional science lab tools and resources, a $300 gift certificate to the NSTA Science Store, memberships to the NSTA and the NSTA Learning Center, and support to attend NSTA conferences. All entries will be put into an online library to create a repository of strategies and ideas that teachers looking for exciting ways to create quality labs for their students can access and use. The deadline for entries is February 2, 2011.

For more information or to download an application, visit http://shellsciencelab.nsta.org

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