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Information and news found on this page are from NSSTA Partners and other organizations that have shared information with us to share with our members.  The Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) does not claim any ownership or responsibility for any events, workshops, or activities not specifically sponsored by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA). Please contact event organizers for more information.

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  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:06 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    The Nevada Science Olympiad board is seeking qualified event supervisors for the 2021 Virtual Nevada State Tournament to be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

    Below is a list of the events and times that are still in need of event supervisors. More information about the event rules can be found at http://store.soinc.org/.

    Interested teachers should send an email to support@nevadaso.org by Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 and include:

    • Contact information,

    • Event preference/availability,

    • Disclosure of any affiliation to a competing team that may be viewed as a conflict of interest. 


    Those that email their interest and are approved by the Nevada Science Olympiad Tournament Director will receive additional information to register as an event supervisor. CCSD teachers will receive extra duty pay of 4 hours for each event and level supervised (1 hour to log into the Science Olympiad online testing platform and preview the test prior to the competition, 1 hour for proctoring the event, and 2 hours to grade the tests and turn in the final scores).


    Available Events:

    Time - 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

    Division B

    • Water Quality

    Division C

    • Anatomy & Physiology

    • Astronomy

    • Circuit Lab

    Time - 9:10 AM to 10:00 AM

    Division B

    • Heredity

    • Machines


    Time - 10:20 AM to 11:10 AM

    Division B

    • Anatomy & Physiology

    • Circuit Lab

    Division C

    • Machines

    • Protein Modeling

    • Water Quality


    Time - 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM

    Division B

    • Crime Busters


    Time - 12:40 PM to 1:30 PM

    Division B

    • Meteorology

    Division C

    • Sounds of Music


    Time - 1:50 PM to 2:40 PM

    Division B

    • Food Science

    • Reach for the Stars

    Division C

    • Chem Lab

    • Designer Genes


  • Saturday, April 03, 2021 11:41 AM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    The BackyardBio global nature campaign (https://www.backyardbio.net/) is being run through the non-profit Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants ( https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/).


    This May, as a fun, engaging and socially distant friendly activity, they're partnering with groups worldwide on encouraging the public and especially classrooms to get outdoors to more closely connect with all their local biodiversity. 


    By photographing what they discover and sharing their images on social media (#backyardbio), the INaturalist platform (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyardbio)  and through direct connections with other similar aged classes worldwide the hope is to foster a love of wildlife that spans countries and continents.

    See flyer for more info: 

    BackyardBio PDF.pdf

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:45 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    Lab-Aids is hosting a free webinar series that pertains to science teachers in middle and upper grades. You do not need to be using Lab-Aids materials to benefit from these teaching strategies. 

    The webinars will be held every other Thursday, from 3:30 to 4:15 PST. If you can’t make it, you can still register to receive a recording. 

    If you have any questions, please contact your Nevada Lab-Aids representative, Betty Buehler, at bbuehler@lab-aids.com


  • Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:57 AM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    Clark County School District 7th Grade Science Teachers Only

    The M-PLANS (Motivation Planning Lessons to Activate eNgagement in Science) project is currently working with 7th grade science teachers in CCSD and Michigan to design and develop a teacher professional learning (PL) experience to support science teachers in creating a more motivating and engaging experience for students in their classrooms. The project is seeking additional 7th grade science teachers to join in this work for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Please see the flyer attached below for more information, including the link to apply.  $1000 stipend will be issued to teachers who complete the project. 

    M-PLANS_CCSD_flier_principal_v1_20210222.pdf

  • Friday, March 05, 2021 1:55 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    You are warmly invited to attend the Southern Nevada Section's first online seminar of 2021. 

     

    Title:  Development of Antibacterial and Antiviral Materials for Face Masks

    Speaker: Dr. Gang Sun  Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis

    Date: Friday, March 12

    Time: 6:00 pm

    Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv0QeWWNljxZCdc6tSh068Zzo811rcvjMsots8VdFOJlrYNQ/viewform?gxids=7628  (Links to an external site.) 

    This event is open to the public.  There will be door prizes and an opportunity to socialize and network in smaller breakout rooms after the seminar.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Hokunani Keehu at  keehuhr@nv.ccsd.net.

     

    Warm wishes,

     

    SNSACS Executive Committee


  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:30 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    Please see message below about Engineers Week from Horrocks Engineers


    February 21-27 is Engineers Week, which is an annual opportunity to celebrate the contribution of engineers and spread awareness among educators, parents, and students about the importance of STEM careers. 

     

    In honor of Engineers Week, our team at Horrocks Engineers has created a kid-friendly video series that explores simple engineering concepts through everyday questions. Although we would love to volunteer or present in local schools, communities to encourage students to explore STEM, we recognize that opportunities might be limited this year due to COVID-19. Please consider this video series our contribution to inspire the engineers of tomorrow and share it with your educators if you think it would be valuable to them. Linked below are additional resources to learn more about Engineers Week with activities for students. 

    Best wishes, and happy Engineers Week! 

    Krupa Desai

    Click Here to Watch Our First Imagining Tomorrow Video! 
    We will be posting a new video each day throughout Engineers Week on our Youtube channel, so please stay tuned!

    For more information about Engineers Week, please visit the following links:

    About Engineers Week 

    Engineers Week Activity Ideas 

     

     

    Krupa Desai, 
    Communications Specialist

    1401 N. Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 160 
    Henderson, Nevada 89074

    Email krupad@horrocks.com 

    Web www.horrocks.com


  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    The National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT)'s Nevada Affiliate is pleased to announce the 2021 Inspirations Award.


    The goal of the award is to encourage and inspire middle school girls to become aware of and consider pursuing careers in Technology and STEM career fields.


    Middle school girls can be nominated or directly apply for the award thru March 1st. 


    Nominations can be made by a counselor, teacher, parent, family member, or any community person over the age of 18.


    In addition, 8th-grade female students can directly apply for the award using the same link below.

    Nomination/Application Link:  http://bit.ly/inspire2021-8thgrade

    Final selections will be made and the girls will be notified by March 8 so that they can attend the Virtual NCWIT Awards Ceremony on April 24 with their family.  All nominators are encouraged to attend as well.

    If you have any questions about the award or the application, then please email directly at ncwit.nevada@gmail.com.


    Thanks!


    National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT)


    Instagram: ncwit.nevada
    Twitter: @NCWIT_Nevada  
    Facebook: fb.com/ncwit.nevada
    LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/company/ncwit-nevada


  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

     The Nevada Science Center in collaboration with Mr. Ralph Krauss from Edutainment Learning and the Pinecrest Foundation invites you and your class on FREE Virtual Field Trips! *Pre-registration Required* 

    These one-of-a-kind LIVE virtual events bring students and educators out into field with scientists and professionals to bring engaging topics virtually right to your computer or device. Students K-12 can take part in two-way questions and answer scenarios from expert guest speakers. Register with link below, educators will have to register to share the presentation during distant learning instruction by screen sharing and having students spotlight the presentation, or if share in your classroom if your students have returned. 

    Friday February 26, 2021 11am PST (2pm EST) 
    W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore 

    Join curator Garrett Barmore from the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum on the campus of the University of Nevada-Reno, as he explores and shares the collection of minerals, fossils, rocks, and mining history of the 113-year-old museum. Garrett will show students how museum professionals care for thousands of objects by sharing stories, objects, and answering questions. Check out this virtual field trip if you have ever wondered what it would be like to work at a museum! Register Here 

    https://ave.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-Gvpz4oH9SJNCUOQXyENVXFj8AWMzlk 

    *Please note registration will be on EST as we broadcast nationwide* 

     All Virtual Field Trips are recorded, and can be accessed through YouTube at Nevada Science Center 

    Any questions or concerns email education@nvscicenter.org 


  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Join the National Atomic Testing Museum for a special presentation featuring Dr. Erica Marti, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, and STEM Ambassadors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Marti and the STEM Ambassadors will be discussing the Tech Trekker program and demonstrating a “Solar-Powered Fan and Light” activity. Using a photovoltaic panel, this activity explores the energy transfer from the sun into electricity and then from electricity to motion and light energy.

     

    Preregister for the March 20th webinar here: 

    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/museum-events/


  • Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30 PM | Kate Fowler (Administrator)


    Application Due March 26, 2021

    Designation as a Governor's STEM School denotes that the school  meets the highest standards of STEM instruction and is a model for schools around the state. Designations may be used to promote the  school.

    Apply Here: 

    https://osit.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/osit.nv.gov/Content/STEM/Designated%20STEM%20School%20Application%202021.pdf

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