Schools today are unknowingly fighting a creativity crisis. In 1966 the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was developed to understand creativity and predict creative achievement in the future. Since 1990, our students creativity scores have plummeted, and they haven’t turned back upwards yet. The simple definition of creativity is the production of something original and
Okay so let me start by admitting that every year about this time when the Science Fair rolls around, I would inwardly cringe. As a former bilingual teacher, it wasn’t because I didn’t think that students should pursue different learning experiences but the reality was that for my families the resources were
Greetings MD/DC/VA Area DEN Educators! Prince George’s County Public Schools is in need of judges for their 66th Annual Prince George’s Area Science Fair on April 5th. This year, the Fair is very large — over 500 projects and they need quite a few more judges! So they can use your expertise as a category
Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers from the Discovery Education team! Mousey wants to draw your attention to our free Science Fair Central resource! The resource is free for teachers as well as parents! The resource gives step by
I received this email from NASA-AMES today and I had to pass it along. What an opportunity! Get your students together and get ready to jump on this STEM activity! “On the 11 January 2011, Google is launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO
If it is that time of year again for your school’s science fair and the thought of it brings up some rather disturbing images in your mind, here are some papers that might make it go a little smoother. Each year I look forward to so many students applying the scientific method. However, the thought
What did you think of today’s workshop at NSTA? Do you have something you’d like to share? We’d love to hear your ideas and feedback. So would your colleagues. Post a comment and let us know.
What strategies do you use to get the whole community (parents, teachers, businesses, volunteers, etc.) involved in your science fair? Share your ideas by posting a comment.
What resources do you use to prepare for your local science fair? Share your ideas by posting a comment.
Later this week, I will be presenting several sessions at NSTA in St. Louis. One of the sessions is in partnership with Elmer’s, a company that is really dedicated to supporting teachers and young scientists throughout the world. They provide online resources that are really helpful as you go through the entire Science Fair experience.