As a first year teacher, I am finding myself too overwhelmed to take advantage of the host of wonderful resources out there. One of the things I would love to do with my kids is enter contests. But I doubt I will have time this year. That's no reason that YOU shouldn't! So here is a list of some competitions I wish I had time to enter. Let me know if you decide to do any of them. (Please note, most captions are taken directly from the linked site and are not written by Teacher's Diary)
Now in its 18th year, ExploraVision is a science competition that encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. All inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solving. That's what ExploraVision is all about.
The Spirit of Innovation Awards competition brings together teams of high school students to address the grand challenges of the 21st century by creating products using science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in 4 categories (Aerospace Exploration, Renewable Energy, Green Schools and Space Nutrition).