CobbTank- Deadline to Apply: September 30th
Cobb Tank is modeled off the popular TV show, “Shark Tank,” where eager contestants pitch their idea to a panel of “sharks” in hopes of being awarded funding for their project. Last year boasted 100 teacher/team applications with nine being awarded funding for innovative projects totaling over $83,000! Example winners include Hendricks Elementary School's Reading Nook, Cooper Middle School's Power in the Palm of their Hands and Kennesaw Mountain High School's Moving the Planets and Stars into the Classroom. Apply at http://cobbtank.weebly.com/
Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant- Deadline to Appy: October 1st
The Herb Society of America offers these grants to teachers of grades 3-6 classes of at least 15 students. Ten schools will receive $200 "seed money" grants to establish indoor or outdoor herb gardens. Funds may be used for soil, plant trays, containers or tools. Apply at http://bit.ly/MpoSsc
Target Field Trip Grants- Deadline to Apply: October 1st
Target grants of up to $700 for K-12 schools; Field trips should connect students' classroom curricula to out-of-school experiences and take place between January and the end of the school year. Apply here http://bit.ly/1M8lzai
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program- Deadline to Apply: October 15th
This program offers grants of between $100 to $500 for environmental stewardship projects that focus on native plants and cultivate students' appreciation for nature. Funds may be used to purchase native plants and seeds. Apply here http://bit.ly/1JSgWwc
SaveOnEnergy Grants- Deadline to Apply: October 21st
These $500 grants go to teachers with the best lesson plans for helping K-8 students learn about energy or sustainability. Grant money can be used to buy materials to implement the lesson. Apply at http://bit.ly/29Zvf9i
Inspired by the Cobb KiDtalk competition, the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) is sponsoring a STEM Talk competition. Wheeler’s Ishan Chadha was the high school winner for the state last year. This year GSTA is asking students to share how “STEM is shaping their future”. Winners will be recognized at the 3rd annual Georgia STEM Forum in October in Athens. Learn more about the STEM Talk competition by visiting the GSTA website http://www.georgiascienceteacher.org/STEMTalk
Regular registration OPEN 8/8/2016 to 10/1/2016 or until the maximum team capacity is reached. Last year team capacity filled quickly so don't wait until the last minute!
Late Registration, 10/25/2016 until all competition team slots are full or 11/25/2016; which ever occurs first! If all team slots are full on 10/1/2016, there will not be a late registration time.
The GA Science Olympiad Registration Fee for 2017 is $195.00 per team. Teams consist of 15 students. A school is limited to only 2 teams for the 2017 season.
1 team cost = $195; 2 team cost = $390
First Timers! If your school is participating in Science Olympiad for the very first time or if your school has not participated in the past 5 years, you qualify for a special first/returning registration rate of $95 for your one team. If you are a First Timer/Returning school and want to register a 2nd team, you will pay full price for the 2nd team registration. If you are a FIRST TIME registrant, you must email Kelly Price to receive the promo code for the FIRST TIMER registration fee discount. firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary (3-5) and middle school teachers-- join us on Thursday, August 18th at Hawthorne to review quarter 1 standards and experience an accompanying inquiry kit (elementary school teachers) or PBL (middle school teachers). Whether you are a new or veteran teacher, there is something for everyone to learn. Each grade level session will be hands-on and collaborative.
Elementary School Session: 3:15-4:45 pm
Register here: www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aeae2fa20-science
Middle School Session: 5:00-6:30 pm
Register here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aeae2fa20-science3
Upcoming quarterly preview training dates (same time and location) are as follows:
Quarter 2 Preview: September 15th
ES Registration: www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aeae2fa20-science1
MS Registration: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aeae2fa20-science4
Quarter 3 Preview: December 5th
ES Registration: www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aeae2fa20-science2
MS Registration: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448aeae2fa20-science5
Quarter 4 Preview: February 16th, 2017
(registration links forthcoming)
We wish all CCSD teachers and students a fabulous first day of school! Check back here regularly for news about the science department, upcoming science events, and professional learning opportunities for teachers.