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Toshiba - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
02/10/20 11:59 PM EST (Receipt)
Opportunity for USA, Territories, and Canada K-12 student teams to participate in a STEM competition. The competition focuses on problem solving, critical thinking, team-based learning, and communication skills, with an emphasis on STEM. The competition encourages students to combine their imagination with their knowledge of science and technology to explore visions for the future.
Teams will be challenged to envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology. Beyond engaging students in problem solving, team-based learning, critical thinking, and communication skills, ExploraVision aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards.
ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of 2 – 4 to simulate real research and development. A teacher will guide his or her students as they pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros & cons, and obstacles.
Past winners have envisioned technologies ranging from a hand-held food allergen detector to a new device to help people who have lost limbs regain movement in real time. To view real examples of past projects, see: https://www.exploravision.org/sample-projects.
Each category will be judged separately, based on the abilities of students in those grades. ExploraVision has four categories:
GrantWatch ID#: 177808
First Prize - 4 teams; Second Prize - 4 teams; National Finalists - 8 teams; Regional Winners - 24 teams; Honorable Mentions - 500 teams
- First Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $10,000 at maturity for each student
- Second Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $5,000 at maturity for each student
- National Finalists (8 teams): An expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for each national winning student and one parent/legal guardian
- Regional Winners (24 teams): A technology/science-related gift for each student and an awards ceremony for each regional winning team at its school where the team will receive a winner's banner, plaque and other gifts
- Honorable Mention (500 teams): A unique prize and certificate for each student
- All Participants: A certificate of participation and gift for every student whose team submits a complete project
- National Finalists: An expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for the coach of each national winning team and a one-year NSTA membership to coaches of the national winning teams.
- Regional Winners: A technology / science-related gift for the coach and mentor of each regional winning team
- All Participants: A certificate of participation and a gift for each coach and mentor of every team that submits a complete project
- Regional Winners: Technology or science-related gifts for each school of the regional winning teams
- As a special teacher prize, the top 28 teachers who submit over 28 eligible online entries will receive a technology/science-related gift.
- Any teacher who invites another K-12 educator to submit a project will receive a technology / science-related gift.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register to submit projects online at: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//2019_exploravision.
For questions, please contact at email@example.com.
If you must use mail, please send completed projects to:
National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201-3092
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