Websites/Grant/Award Information/Summer Programs
www.cooltheearth.org - free program educates k-8 students and their families about climate change while inspiring them to take simple actions to reduce their carbon footprint at home, school and in their communities.
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/brain-games/?ar_a=1 National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games has produced materials for science teachers of grades 6-12
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/curiousgeorge/ Curious George STEM Collection
http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/ The University of California Santa Barbara’s ask-a-scientist program provides an avenue for k-12 students and teachers to have their questions answered by university scientists.
http://teamthroughmywindow.org Smith College and Springfield Technical Community College developed a multimedia website to engage middle level students- especially girls in engineering through narrative story.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/making-stuff.html The making stuff activity guide contains 4 materials science activities for grades 4-6.
http://www.newsela.com/ Middle and high school teachers can access current news stories that can be modified for multiple reading levels from 4th grade to college.. Common Core ready!
http://shapeoflife.org/ middle level science teacher will find videos and other multimedia resources to show students how animal life evolved on Earth. For grades 5-9. Aligned with NGSS
http://qrius.si.edu/ an interactive science education space of grades-6-12 from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
http://eeweek.org/ee-week National Environmental Education Week. K-12 teachers can register at no charge and access webinars, an infographic, Engineering and Our Planet; toolkits, case studies, etc.
http://tools4teachingscience.org/ focus is to get students of all racial, ethnic and class backgrounds to understand science ideas, participate in the discourses of the discipline and solve authentic problems. NGSS aligned.
http://www.haringkids.com/lesson_plans/ more that 180 art-based educational resources for the early childhood to high school levels.
http://kids.mtpe.hq.nasa.gov/games Middle level earth science games
GRANTS and AWARDS
http://www.target.com/ pre-school-3rd grade- grant to help foster a love of reading
http://ing.us/about-ing/responsibility/childrens-education/ing-unsung-heroes 100 educators with innovative project ideas to receive $2,000 toward their classroom projects. Top 3 teachers win $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000. K-12 April 30 deadline!
http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf American Honda Foundation Grants- focus is STEM and the environment May 1 deadline.
http://www.turnaround.org/About/Awards.aspx Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award for teachers who have demonstrated their capacity to change the outcome of students lives and communities where they teacher May 1 deadline
http://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/ proof of 501(c)(3) status required May 10 deadline
http://nagt.org/nagt/awards/oest.html#nomination outstanding earth science teacher program k-12 teachers who encourage interest in Earth science at the precollege level deadlines vary by region May 1-May15
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/2014/01/ecotech/ for schools that engage students in inquiry-based STEM projects that employ innovation,, biomimicry, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities. May 31st deadline.
http://www.nwas.org/grants/solhirsch.php national weather association’s Sol Hirsch Educational Grants $750 for k-12 educators to help improve the education of their students in the science of meteorology June 1st deadline
http://www.stanford.edu/group/cpn/education/simst.html for middle school teachers Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers- Nanotechnology
http://biobuilder.org/workshops/ 5 day workshop to help biology teachers incorporate engineering into their classrooms
http://www.tamug.edu/seacamp/Internships/InternshipEducators.html Sea Camp Summer Internships for teachers Texas A&M Galveston marine biology and science
http://www.uwrf.edu/PHYS/Summer.cfm Forces and Interactions :NGSS for physics and Physical Science Teachers 2 weeks
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/galileo-teacher-training-program/ Galileo Investigates the Solar System aligned with NGSS and common Core
http://www.dnalc.org/ Dolan DNA Learning Center for everything you need to know about DNA- just to stay caught-up!