April 8-24, 2016

High School Educators

Science Spotlight

What’s a good way to help high school students learn to think critically about important issues in modern science? Science Spotlight!

Science Spotlight is a curriculum that explores science issues in the news, incorporating classroom deliberation and interaction with an expert in the field. New for the 2014 Festival, Science Spotlight has been engaging students across the state with interdisciplinary topics that touch on important environmental science, chemistry, civics and economic concepts that affect our state and beyond.

North Carolina Science Festival will select 50 high school classes to participate in Science Spotlight for 2015-2016. Each selected class will receive the Science Spotlight curriculum free of charge.

Interested in applying? The application process will begin on August 17; check back to find the link to the application form. Schools are selected by geographical distribution.

2015-2016 Science Spotlight Timeline

Aug. 17, 2015: Application process for 2016 begins
Sept. 18, 2015: Application deadline
Oct. 1, 2015: Selected classes are notified
Jan. 2016: Resources provided to participating classes
March-April 2016: Classes host Science Spotlight
May 1, 2016: Educators submit evaluations

Recruit a team for the North Carolina Gravity Games

Design, build and race your own “soap box”-type car in the North Carolina Gravity Games! This statewide competition is hosted by Google in cooperation with Appalachian State University and North Carolina Science Festival annually in Lenoir.