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Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition
National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201-3092
Phone: 800.EXPLOR9 (Toll-free)
|Description:||ExploraVision is a science competition that engages students teams in research and development with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Working in teams of two, three, or four members, students study a technology of interest and predict what that technology might be like in 20 years, and then explore what is necessary to make their visions a reality. Past winners have imagined technologies ranging from a hand-held food allergen detector to a new device to help people who have lost limbs regain movement in real time. All students in kindergarten through grade 12 in public, private, and home schools are eligible to enter this annual competition. Teachers may incorporate the competition investigation into their curriculum to involve all students, or coach interested teams of students that want to enter the competition.|
The ExploraVision website includes both sample projects by grade level (primary, elementary, middle school, and high school) and examples of how to prepare each part of the project. Interested applicants are encouraged to browse the site for support with project development and to read the contest rules.
Completed projects must be received by the deadline and may be mailed to the contact address or submitted online at the web address provided. Eight teams receive a national finalists award including an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for all national finalist students and their parents and guardians.
|Eligibility:||Charter, Private, Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)|
|Award(s):||Four teams receive a first-place prize of a US EE Savings Bond worth $10,000 at maturity for each student. Four teams receive a second-place prize of a US EE Savings Bond worth $5,000 at maturity for each student.|
|Deadline(s):||Projects are due February 6, 2017.|
|Focus:||Scholarships/Fellowships, STEM, Technology|
|Grade Level(s):||K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12|
Themes and Skills:
|Critical Thinking, Innovation|