Category: Mars Education Challenge

President Obama Announces Plans for National STEM Master Teacher Corps

President Obama Announces Plans for a New, National Corps to Recognize and Reward Leading Educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math July 17, 2012 Administration will also immediately dedicate $100 million to supporting STEM teachers WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Obama Administration will announce the President’s plan for the creation of a new, national Science, […]

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Kids Say the Darndest Things, Mars Edition

Science fiction writer and Mars researcher David Levine shares 2012 Seattle Science Festival K-12 Design-a-Martian-Habitat contest entries.

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NSTA National Conference Indianapolis

If you plan to be at the NSTA Conference in Indianapolis, please join us for the Mars Education Challenge Award Ceremony with special guest, Bill Nye. The reception will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th in Ballroom 3 & 4 at the Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis. At this reception, Bill Nye, executive director of The […]

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Submitting your entry

NOTE: Extension of deadline till 31 January 2012 This year’s Mars Education Challenge (2011-12) will be running for grades 7-12 lesson (plans). If you want to enter a lessonplan for grade 6, please contact us. Please remember to add all your personal data to your entry: your name, address, email address, telephone number, grade the lesson […]

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Guidelines and Goals for MEC 2012

Guidelines NOTE: Extension of deadline till 31 January 2012 The primary goal of the Mars Education Challenge is for science educators to come up with inventive ways to introduce Mars into curriculum support materials. So, we are keeping the guidelines intentionally broad. While there are limits to the over all size (above), remember that you […]

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