Apply for Inquiries in Science® Mini-Grant Program by May 27,2010

11th March, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 9 Comments

Click on the image to apply today! All applications must be submitted by May 27, 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Inquiries in Science® Mini-Grant Program?

It’s your opportunity to see just how much Carolina Biological Supply Company’s

Inquiries in Science® kits can improve your students’ understanding of complex scientific subjects.

Each kit features lab activities designed to actively engage high school students in learning difficult science concepts. The approach is guided inquiry. The results are impressive! Learn more at www.carolina.com/inquiries. Through this mini-grant program, 50 high school science teachers will be selected from applications to receive a mini-grant: an Inquiries in Science® kit valued at approximately $150. Each teacher will be able to choose a kit from the Biology Series or Chemistry Series mini-grant award list.

How will recipients be chosen?

A team of Carolina staff and our science education consultants will serve as the selection committee. Winners will be chosen based on need, experience, and ideas for integrating the kit into curriculum and project goals.

Winners will be notified via mail by June15, 2010, and kits will be shipped by September

15, 2010.

What will be my responsibility if I receive a mini-grant?

• First, enjoy using your kit in the classroom. You’ll see how this approach gets students excited about science and improves their grasp of key concepts.

• Then simply share with us the results of the student pre- and post-assessments included in the kit.

• We’ll also ask you and your students to provide feedback and testimonials about your experiences with the kit.  Please submit your replies using the form below.  Good luck!

9 Comments

Kay Campany

March 11th, 2010 at 12:27 pm    


“The students told me after class that this lab was awesome. I think for the first time in my 25-year career as an educator that my students will truly understand the nitrogen cycle. This is great!

Kay Campany
Biology Teacher and Assistant Principal
Avery County High School
Newland, NC

Mike Jones

March 11th, 2010 at 12:28 pm    


“Let me say that you have done an excellent job. It is a nice blend of activity and content and allows the student to explore and tinker if he or she desires.”

Mike Jones
Chemistry Advisory Panel
Pisgah High School
Canton, NC

Judy Jones

March 11th, 2010 at 12:30 pm    


“As usual, I was deeply interested with the quality and completeness of the Carolina kit I was sent. It opened my eyes to a new experience for my students and they truly enjoyed the activities. I look forward to doing this activity next year!”

Judy Jones
Biology Teacher
East Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, NC

Trevor Oystrick

March 11th, 2010 at 12:31 pm    


“My students loved the hands-on inquiry approach with manipulatives. They said that ‘this is what science should be like!”

Trevor Oystrick
Biology Teacher
Dorsey High School
Los Angeles, CA

Debra Diane Upton

March 31st, 2010 at 3:39 pm    


I work in a Special Ed. classroom 3rd-5th grade. My class consisits of emotionally disturbed, ADD, ADHD, and gifted students. I try to incorporate most of my reading program with science materials. I find that special needs students love doing science especially when there is a hands on component at the end of each chapter. I tie this in to my behavior modification program by allowing the students who are complete with the reading and written work, with at least satisfactory grade, to do the hands on experiments at the end of each lesson. I set up my hands-on inquiry approach so each student has their own material. This allows each student to not only have success with the graded material but also to be able to express their own creative ability in their own way.

Sammie Lotz

April 1st, 2010 at 9:26 am    


What a wonderful idea! Isn’t it amazing that once the students are engaged in the content and using hands on inquiry, classroom management seems to just fall in place. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to see some of the wonderful hands on inquiry activities that you complete with your students. If you have any pictures that you would love to post of your terrific kids, click on the become a contributor tab at the top of the screen. Photos, scanned images, and videos can be sent to me directly at samara.lotz@carolina.com. I look forward to seeing your kids in action! It is inspiring to see teachers like you working with the work force of tomorrow.

Charmaine Morton

May 12th, 2010 at 11:45 am    


Are there any graants for primary
classes?

Sammie Lotz

May 12th, 2010 at 1:05 pm    


Charmaine, I will keep a look out and post any grants that I can find. I taught elementary school for 10 years and it has a special place in my heart. Remember, that if you submit a lesson, idea, student or teacher samples, video, etc. under the become a contributer tab and it is posted you will receive free materials for your classroom. You can submit as many inquiry activities as you wish and so can your students. There is nothing like seeing the Carolina box arrive in your classroom.

Autumn

June 15th, 2010 at 9:38 am    


“Let me say that you have done an excellent job. It is a nice blend of activity and content and allows the student to explore and tinker if he or she desires.”

Mike Jones
Chemistry Advisory Panel
Pisgah High School
Canton, NC

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