NASA Earth Science missions are kicking off a new video contest engaging high school age students to produce a video communicating NASA Earth Science to younger students. NASA is looking for talented High School students to create videos that engage students in Earth Science. Winners will have their videos posted on NASA’s website. They will also get the opportunity to be a NASA Producer working with NASA scientists and communication experts in July 2014 to produce an Earth Science feature video.
There’s a great GoldieBlox (“Toys for future inventors”) ad featuring three girls that decided to set up a Rube Goldberg device that runs pretty much entirely through the house and the yard. You’ve got to see the video (YouTube). The LA Times wrote a lengthy article entitled, “GoldieBlox video: Inspiring girls to be builders”. You just might see this during the Super Bowl!
The booklet, Early Learning, Math at Home, and this Early Math Learning web site are California Mathematics Council’s way of supporting families, and organizations that work with families, in our efforts to give young children a wonderful start in learning mathematics.
The California Department of Education (CDE) is recruiting members for four focus groups across California to solicit input on the revision of the Science Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Science Framework). The Science Framework will be revised to incorporate and support Next Generation Science Standards for California’s Public Schools, K-12, adopted by the California State Board of Education in September 2013, and to reflect current research in science instruction. The focus group meetings will be open to the public, and comments made at each meeting will be forwarded to the Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education for consideration. Each focus group will include between 10 and 15 invitees, who will be selected to ensure balanced representation of regions, types of schools, and grade-level experience. Application closes on December 2, 2013 at 3:00PM PT.
In order to bring real lunar and meteorite samples to your classroom, you must attend a certification workshop. The workshop is for credentialed teachers, teaching grades K-12 in a classroom setting.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center in Pomona, CA.