Secondary Science

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  • Gina Gass 
    K-8 Science Instructional Developer
    gassg@leonschools.net
    850-487-7356
     
    Bonni Warren
    High School Science Coordinator
    Director, Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    warrenb@leonschools.net 
    850-488-1756
     
     
     
    Science For All Students
     
     
     
     
     

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  • Message from FSU's Science on the Move

    Posted by Gina Gass on 8/30/2021

    Hello Friends of Science on the Move,

    This semester we will again be offering virtual visits with Science on the Move. The calendar for visit requests is now open and can be found here: https://sotm.osta.fsu.edu/visit-requests. The calendar will remain open until midnight on Friday, September 10, 2021. I will contact those who have been selected for a visit by Friday, September 17, 2021. If additional slots are open, I will be in touch with information on these.

    A  few things to keep in mind as you make a request...

    1)  SOTM classroom visits requests are not "first-come, first-served".  Requests are granted at the sole discretion of the program director based on several factors (e.g., date of last SOTM visit, date and activity availability, demonstrated need, past cooperation).  For this reason, please take your time completing the entire visit request form. If you are part of a teaching team, please discuss this with your team, make sure everyone is on board, and choose one representative to file a request and run point.

    2)  If you have requests for extracurricular activities, do not attempt to sign up using the calendar.  Please email all requests for extracurricular activities (science clubs, science nights, science festivals) directly to sotm@osta.fsu.edu.  The calendar is for normal school day visits only. 

    3) We are reopening equipment loans for Fall 2021. Please bear with us as we navigate this portion of the program in these unusual times. For more information please see https://sotm.osta.fsu.edu/equipment-loans.

    4) If you have questions about virtual visits, check out our FAQs page: https://sotm.osta.fsu.edu/faq.

    There is a lot of detailed information, so please read over all of the instructions carefully, give the visit request form questions some thought, and take your time signing up.  There's no rush, there is no priority given for signing up first, and you have until midnight on Friday, September 10, 2021.

    If you have any questions, please check out the website (https://sotm.osta.fsu.edu/) or email us at sotm@osta.fsu.edu

    Thank you for your continued support of the program and I look forward to working with you this semester! 

    Best wishes,

    Hannah

     

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    Hannah Hiester, Ph.D.

    Director, Science on the Move

    https://sotm.osta.fsu.edu

     

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  • Tallahassee Science Festival - Rescheduled

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 10/21/2019

    Tallahassee Science Festival flyer rescheduled for Saturday, November 23 2019 from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. at Kleman Plaza

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  • Florida Geological Survey Open House

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 8/6/2019

    Florida Geological Survey Open House

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  • Envision Classroom Grants

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 4/10/2017

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    Each quarter, Envision Credit Union offers six $500 grants that allow teachers to fulfill a dream project, purchase extra school supplies, or prepare their classroom just how they envision it.  The deadline to apply for a Summer Classroom Grant is September 13, 2019.

     

    Envision Classroom Grants

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  • Science Screen Reports

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 8/2/2019
    Greetings from SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT.  Over the past 12 months, we have been concentrating our efforts and resources on developing and fine tuning our OnLINE STEM Channel. Our new format provides access to 6 volumes of SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT (SSR), and 5 Volumes of SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT FOR KIDS (SSRFK), and it will be updated with new episodes throughout the year as production is completed.  The channel provides a separate Login for teachers to access the Teacher Guides, and a Login for students and their families.
     
    We are excited to deliver this new, easily navigable, visually stimulating and educational resource, courtesy of the of the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association.  Teachers appreciate access to this intriguing STEM content all on one centralized page.
     
    Here is a link to FHEA’s STEM Channel
     
    Science Screen Report
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  • Kansas School Naturalist

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 2/22/2017

    The Kansas School Naturalist is a free resource for secondary science teachers.  The Kansas School Naturalist is a print publication that can be sent to teachers upon request.  Teachers can also access online and PDF versions of the resource at the KSN website.  Currently, there are about 175 issues online.

     

    PJ Duncan from FLDOE notes that a recent issue is of particular interest to students and teachers in Florida because of the accidental re-introduction of the screwworm in the Everglades and the Keys.  “Screwworm Eradication”  was written before the recent outbreak, and it is the very same USDA team that KSN worked with for this article that is now working day and night to eliminate the re-introduced fly in Florida.

     

    PJ Duncan from FLDOE also recommends checking out “Integrity in Scientific Research and Writing.” It covers many of the most common questions that students ask when writing research papers and lab reports.

     

    To access this resource please visit http://www.emporia.edu/ksn/.  If you should have further questions about KSN, please contact John Schrock, Editor KSN, at educationfrontlines@yahoo.com.

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  • Telescopes

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 2/2/2017

    The Tallahassee Astronomical Society has stocked the Leon County Public Libraries with “easy-to-use” telescopes that can be checked out.

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  • Science Instructional Toolkits from FDOE

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 2/1/2017

    FDOE recently added a Biology Instructional Toolkit to their website and also has a toolkit for 8th grade science.  You can view the toolkits at http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/toolkits

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Big Bend / Leon Association for Science Teaching (BLAST)

  • Big Bend / Leon Association for Science Teaching Award Winners

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 4/21/2017

    Special thanks to Tom Miller, PhD, for a very engaging presentation on science research, including a discussion on carnivorous plants, and congratulations to the following BLAST award winners.

     

    Leadership in Science Education

    William "Billy" Millard, Buck Lake Elementary School

    Douglas Cook, Rickards High School

     

    Excellence in Science Teaching

    Dr. Paula Hall, Rickards High School

     

    Seed Pearl Award of Promise

    Stephanie Cornais, Maclay School

     

    Tallahassee Scientific Society Student Award

    Ammar Syed, Chiles High School

     

    BLAST Student Award

    Aditya Hota, Rickards High School

     

    Community Service Award

    Jim Davis, Executive Director Sustainable Tallahassee

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  • BLAST Events and Information

    Posted by Christopher Harvey on 3/7/2017

    Big Bend Leon Association for Science Teaching - http://blastscience.org/

     

    BLAST Membership Application

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