The Science standards reflect a new vision for science education that connects scientific knowledge, in authentic ways, to real-world problem solving and innovation. The standards forefront scientific practices that use and go beyond the inquiry process to arrive at reasoned and justifiable rationales for interpretations of phenomena/events.
A Framework for K-12 Science Education, released by the National Research Council (NRC) in July 2011, identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school.
National Youth Science Camp Applications now open for High School Seniors. The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.
White House Releases STEM Education Strategy which focuses on maintaining the nation’s STEM leadership and emphasizes inclusion, diversity, and workforce development.
Colorado State Board of Education adopts revisions to the State Science Standards. Information about the adopted 2020 standards can be found here.
The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam $10,000.00 grants offer an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.
What is a STEM School is a resource for identifying and measuring STEM schools and programs.
Emerging Female Scientists is the only electronic, peer-reviewed, open access journal specifically for female middle and high school students.
Solve for Tomorrow is a contest where middle and high school teachers lead a class of students in the creation of a solution that addresses a need in their community using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Contest applicants will have a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology* for their school throughout the competition.
Energy Day Festival
Energy Day is Colorado's first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that will teach students and their families about various forms of energy.
If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Science education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Science education in Colorado!
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