The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 20 grants of $500 annually to help K–12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. “Living in a Material World” grants are intended to recognize creativity and enhance awareness of materials science and the role that materials play in society. Applicants should describe a hands-on, curriculum-based K–12 project involving student observation, teamwork, mathematics, and science skills that enhance student awareness of the everyday materials around them. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Northrup GrummanFoundation annually present one Excellence in Engineering Education Award to recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into science classrooms and the critical need to make students proficient in practices used by engineers in the field.
Sound Rebound is an offbeat experience of color and sound that invites students to create ricochets, bounces, or bumps to investigate seeing and hearing. The app, designed for iOS devices, invites users to move objects around the screen’s “play field” to experiment with color and sound.
Vital Signs is a story-based literacy game from Classroom, Inc. that has students take on the role of a medical director at a family clinic. Students contend with the daily challenges of a doctor: seeing patients, staying on top of community issues, and running an office.