STEM Research Grants provide support to middle school and high school teachers engaging their students in authentic scientific research. Over 3 years, $340,000 has been awarded to 88 teachers. Priority consideration is given to schools who support low income students and students underrepresented in STEM fields.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Society for Science & the Public will be offering 100 teachers $1,000 each to select from a variety of take-home kits to support students in completing independent science research projects. The selection of kits is shown below.
For the purposes of this grant, a research project is defined as an independent investigation by a student involving experimentation to answer a scientific question outside of regular classwork. Independent research projects are frequently entered into science fairs and other competitions.
Applications Deadline: September 1st, 2020.
Selection of kits to support students
|Arduino Student Kit:||A kit that lets students explore the basics of programming, coding and electronics including current, voltage, and digital logic.|
|Camera trap:||Captures daytime and nighttime photos of local wildlife.|
|Carolina Chemistry Kit:||Promotes hands-on investigations of chemistry concepts including properties of matter and solutions; kinetics, pH, and organic and biochemistry.|
|Drinking Water Test Strips||Test drinking water quality, including Lead, Fluoride, Iron, Copper, Mercury, Nitrate, pH, Total Alkalinity, and Total Water Hardness.|
|Fisher Science Education Lab Safety Kit:||Explore the chemical properties of different water sources.|
|Foldscopes:||Create a portable and durable microscope at home with 140X magnification and 2 micron resolution.|
|Neuron Spikerbox Bundle:||The Neuron SpikerBox is a bioamplifier that allows students to hear and see real-time electrical "spikes", or action potentials, of live, signalling neurons in invertebrates.|
|Water Sampling Kit||Students can analyze sample water for eight different test factors: pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, temperature, turbidity, nitrate, phosphate, and coliform bacteria.|
|Weather Experiment Kit||Students can explore and track multiple weather phenomena.|
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