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The Science standards reflect a new vision for science education that connects scientific knowledge, in authentic ways, to real-world problem solving and innovation. The standards forefront scientific practices that use and go beyond the inquiry process to arrive at reasoned and justifiable rationales for interpretations of phenomena/events.

 A Framework for K-12 Science Education, released by the National Research Council (NRC) in July 2011, identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. 

Important Announcements

Colorado State Board of Education adopts revisions to the State Science Standards.  A copy of the proposed, now adopted standards can be found here.

The Succeeds Prize Apply for a chance to win $15,000.00.  Application closes August 31. 2018.

Cherry Creek High School senior Isani Singh placed third out of 40 finalists in the national Regeneron Science Talent Search contest for her research on the genetic disorder Turner syndrome.

Colorado 7th Grader is America's "Top Young Scientist."

The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam $10,000.00 grants offer an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. 

What is a STEM School is a resource for identifying and measuring STEM schools and programs.

Solve for Tomorrow is a contest where middle and high school teachers lead a class of students in the creation of a solution that addresses a need in their community using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).  Contest applicants will have a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology* for their school throughout the competition. 

Energy Day Festival
Energy Day is Colorado's first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that will teach students and their families about various forms of energy.

Science PLC Bytes available

Fast Facts: Science

If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Science education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Science education in Colorado!

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