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ExploraVision

Opportunity for USA and Canada K-12
Students to Participate in a Science Competition

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Funding Source:

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Toshiba - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Deadline Date:

02/08/21 11:59 PM EST (Receipt)

Description:

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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and Territories K-12 student teams to participate in a STEM competition. The competition is intended to encourage students to focus on team-based learning, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. The competition encourages students to combine their imagination with their knowledge of science and technology to explore visions for the future.

A teacher will sponsor and lead students as they work in groups of 2 – 4 to simulate real research and development. A teacher will guide his or her students as they pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros & cons, and obstacles.

Each category will be judged separately, based on the abilities of students in those grades.  ExploraVision has four categories:

  • Primary Level (Grades K – 3)
  • Upper Elementary Level (Grades 4 – 6)
  • Middle Level (Grades 7 – 9)
  • High School Level (Grades 10 – 12)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177808

Number of Grants:

First Prize - 4 teams; Second Prize - 4 teams; National Finalists - 8 teams; Regional Winners - 24 teams; Honorable Mentions - 500 teams

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $240,000 (at maturity value) in savings bonds and special gifts for winning students.

Students
- First Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $10,000 at maturity for each student
- Second Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $5,000 at maturity for each student
- National Finalists (8 teams): An expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for each national winning student and one parent/legal guardian
- Regional Winners (24 teams): A technology/science-related gift for each student and an awards ceremony for each regional winning team at its school where the team will receive a winner's banner, plaque, and other gifts
- Honorable Mention (500 teams): A unique prize and certificate for each student
- All Participants: A certificate of participation and gift for every student whose team submits a complete project

Coaches
- National Finalists: An expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for the coach of each national winning team and a one-year NSTA membership to coaches of the national winning teams.
- Regional Winners: A technology / science-related gift for the coach and mentor of each regional winning team
- All Participants: A certificate of participation and a gift for each coach and mentor of every team that submits a complete project

Schools
- Regional Winners: Technology or science-related gifts for each school of the regional winning teams

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

ExploraVision is designed for K – 12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels. The competition is open to students enrolled in public, private or home school in the United States and Canada.

All projects must meet the following requirements:
- All entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens and living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school
- Students must be no older than 21 years of age
- National Science Teachers Association employees, NSTA board members, ExploraVision judges and their respective families are not eligible to enter the competition
- Any project that has won at ExploraVision's regional and/or national levels may not be re-submitted in future years
- Any project previously awarded a prize in another competition may not be submitted
- Any student who was selected as a regional or national finalist in ExploraVision can only compete in subsequent years with a new team — i.e., with students who have not previously been selected as ExploraVision regional or national finalists
- Students enter as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor (no individual entries)

Pre-Application Information:

Four easy steps:
1) Teacher/Coach Registration (www.exploravision.org)
2) Register Your Teams
3) Teams Complete Projects Offline
4) Upload and Submit Projects

Key Dates:
- Coach registration Open: August 1, 2020
- Completed project submissions, including all Sample Web Pages, must be received online at NSTA by 11:59 pm EST, February 8, 2021
- March 12 - March Regional Winners Announced
- April 21 - National Winners Announced
- June 2-5 - ExploraVision Awards Weekend

Eligibility: https://www.exploravision.org/rules-requirements

Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.exploravision.org/faqs

Rules and Requirements: https://www.exploravision.org/rules-requirements

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register to submit projects online at: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/2020_exploravision

For questions or for a critical online issue that requires mail in submission, please contact at exploravision@nsta.org.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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