Cobb science teachers-- spend a day or two with us this summer getting acquainted with the new science standards and resources written for you by Cobb teachers. The Engage Cobb summer conference takes place June 13th, 14th, and 15th. Register here: https://www.tinyurl.com/engagecobb
Elementary school teachers: Join us for half a day on either June 13th or 14th.
Middle and high school teachers: Join us for the two-day deep dive on June 13th AND 14th to really dig into to the seven science and engineering practices incorporated into the new standards by doing lessons written by Cobb teachers. Or, if you can only join us for one day, you can participate in a shortened one day session on EITHER June 13th or 14th (repeated two days).
This is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the new standards roll-out in August-- we hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Stephen Litt (Lovinggood) and Safi Ahmed (Dickerson) for their outstanding performances in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at UGA on March 30th – April 1st. For his project, “Does EGCG Stop Planarian Tumors? A Cancer Cure Pathway”, Stephen was awarded the Outstanding 7th Grade Project Award, a GSEF Best in Category Award, a First Honors Junior Division Award and two additional awards. His innovative project was also featured in the front page of the Marietta Daily Journal on Monday, March 10th.
Safi Ahmed’s project, “Heart Burn Remedy, REWARD: Instant Relief”, also won numerous awards including a First Honors Junior Division Award, a GSEF Best in Category Award, and an NABT Biology and Life Science Project Award. Each of these were outstanding projects!
GPB Education will be live streaming from University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island on May 10th at 10:00 a.m. Students will experience a virtual tour of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the UGA Aquarium. They will learn how Gray's Reef was formed, how the seafloor serves as a habitat, and how they can help protect the reef from major threats. Experienced divers and marine biology experts will be available to answer students’ questions. Teachers and students can use #GraysReefLive on Twitter to participate in the conversation. The live exploration will be available on demand after May 10th with supplemental classroom resources for grades K-12.
Teachers can learn more and sign up here: http://www.gpb.org/grays-reef
Join us at the Georgia Tech observatory on Thursday, March 9th to see the moon and Orion nebula, plus hear a short talk from Dr. Jim Sowell. If you've never been to the observatory, it offers one of the best views of Atlanta and the telescope is impressive in its magnification. The observatory is on top of the Howey Physics building. There is a parking lot (it costs about $5 to park) in front of the building. For driving directions and more information, visit http://www.astronomy.gatech.edu/calendar/index.php.
Date: 03/09/2017 (Thu.)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Location: Georgia Tech- Howey Physics Building
Register here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054BA4AD229-science2
Information for coaches and parents about the Title I Science Olympiad Tournament being held this Saturday, March 4th, is available under "Science Events-->Science Olympiad."
Images are now being accepted for the “Light Matters” Science Photography Competition. Students in elementary, middle school, and high school are encouraged to submit photos to the K-12 Division. Images will be evaluated on creativity, visual appeal, and subject matter. Examples include but are not limited to biology, physics, environmental science, and technology. Don’t have a microscope? Use your cell phone camera.
Winner and finalist images from each division will be displayed at the High Museum of Art, the premier art museum in the Southeastern United States, at Teacher Appreciation Day on March 19. Winners will also be presented with prizes.
Entry Deadline: March 5 at 5 pm EST.
More information can be found at https://www.citizensciencehd.com/light-matters-details
If you were not able to join us live for the third webinar about the new GSE/CT & LS standards, you can watch the archived version here:
ES teachers: http://bit.ly/sci_ctls_webinar_3ES
MS/HS teachers: http://bit.ly/MSHSSciWebinar3
The face-to-face follow up training for this webinar will occur on Tuesday, February 28th from 3:15-4:45 (ES teachers) and 5:00-6:30 (MS/HS teachers) at your choice of Big Shanty Elementary or Hawthorne. You will experience a new lesson written with the GSE standards and learn about resources you can use to start writing your own. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F2FPhase3
In order to prepare teachers to use the new Georgia Standards of Excellence, members of our Science Ambassador team and other teacher leaders are being filmed using the new standards with their students. The purpose of these videos is to see each Science and Engineering Practice in action, understanding the expectations of students and teachers. Eventually, all seven practices at each grade level will be filmed. Currently we have two videos available:
Developing and Using Models (ES example):
Constructing an Explanation (MS example):