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This article presents resources and ideas for presenting science students with challenges designed to spark creativity and innovation. Resources listed include national competitions and websites listing suggested classroom projects.

Challenge.gov lets you partner with the government to work on current issues like healthier school lunches, disaster preparedness, and helping the environment.

The National STEM Video Game Challenge aims to motivate interest in STEM learning by tapping into students’ natural passions for playing and making video games.

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE I grew up on LEGOs, probably a top-three toy during my childhood. It’s one of the things I purchased for my kids as soon as they were old enough. So when LEGO announced its 2010 LEGO Smart contest it was a sure fire Instructify post. The contest is only for educators […]

BY BILL FERRIS Samsung will give away 50 SAMCAM 860 document cameras to teachers as part of its Active Learning Grant Program. Award decisions will be based on need, so make sure to spell that out in your application, which by the way, is due by June 1. FYI, the cameras are valued at around […]

BY BILL FERRIS Audio-visual rental company Meeting Tomorrow wants to give LCD projectors to 10 schools. To win, just vote for your school on the Meeting Tomorrow website. Meeting Tomorrow counts only one vote from each computer, so you’ll have to get your friends, colleagues and students involved. As of this writing, the 10th-place school […]

BY BILL FERRIS When I grew up, playing video games was the opposite of a healthy lifestyle — hours of sitting on my butt, staring at the TV, and not socializing (I did, however, rescue various princesses and punch out Mike Tyson). Humana Games for Health wants to erase the stereotype of the chubby weakling […]

The Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund that rewards exceptional science or math teachers in North Carolina primary and secondary public schools. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will support awards to five teachers, distributing $175,000 over a period of five years to eligible NC teachers. A […]

If you’re a PBWiki user, you’ve probably gotten an email that the venerable and easy-to-use wiki app is changing its name. Why they’d want to do such a thing is beyond me — few things have as many positive connotations as peanut butter, in my opinion. Nevertheless, changes they shall make. That means they have […]

The North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair needs judges ASAP. The fair happens this Saturday, March 28 at Meredith College in Raleigh. If you’ve an engineering or environmental engineering background, they especially want to hear from you. If you’re interested in volunteering as a judge (or another position — click here for a list of […]