The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition engages students in research and development with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Working in teams of two, three, or four members, students study a technology of interest and predict what that technology might be like in 20 years. Then they explore what is necessary to make their visions a reality. Past winners have imagined 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. All K–12 students are eligible to enter the competition. The ExploraVision website includes sample projects by grade range (K–3, 4–6, 7–9, and 10–12) and examples of how to prepare each part of the project. Winning teams will receive $10,000 US Savings Bonds, an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, to present their ideas to scientific leaders, and more. Interested applicants will find this opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
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Flinn Scientific, a trusted partner in science education and lab safety, has launched Flinn At-Home Science with extensive complimentary resources to help teachers and students continue their science and STEM education journey, even when the learning is taking place outside the school building. Teachers can integrate the content into daily learning experiences with on-demand and broadcast lab videos and webinars, as well as at-home activities and discounted lab kits. They can select digital STEM solutions for engineering, dissections, and AP science.