High School Educators

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 will be hosted in Lenoir, N.C., on April 5, 2014, by Google in cooperation with Appalachian State University and North Carolina Science Festival. High schools are eligible to enter teams in the “Gravity Only” and “Open Powered” divisions. Registration is open until March 22, 2014, but team spaces are limited, so register now so you won’t miss out on the fun!

Science Spotlight — just for high school students!

In 2014, North Carolina Science Festival introduced Science Spotlight, a program especially designed to lead high school students in thinking critically about important issues and “hot topics” in science today.

Science Spotlight includes three components: a detailed curriculum that explores science issues in the news; classroom discussions; and an online discussion with an expert in the topic (the Festival will pair an appropriate science researcher with each participating school).

Applications for 2015 Science Spotlight program open in August.