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N-CCS Receives Gizmos Grant

NCCS Science Teachers holding the Gizmos Grant banner outside in front of the steps of Newton-Conover Middle School.

Newton-Conover City Schools receives $20,000 Gizmos Science Success Grant as one of 50 sites selected nationwide.  The grant provides up to 20 science teachers with a 12-month ExploreLearning Gizmos subscription, the world’s largest library of online science simulations and math manipulations for grades 3-12.  Gizmos help students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through active inquiry and exploration, and ... Read More »

Catawba Science Center Field Trip Programs Guide Available

Catawba Science Center Field Trip Guide

CSC school programs feature grade-specific, hands-on experiences in natural, physical, and earth sciences. All programs complement the NC Common Core & Essential Standards and goals. All CSC programs are designed to further students’ understanding of the Nature of Science. For more information or to make a reservation: 828.322.8169, ext. 301 Read More »

Discover the Science Museum in Raleigh with Two New, free programs for Students with Disabilities

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NC Museum of Natural Sciences, located in downtown Raleigh has developed two new programs, Tactile Tours and Naturalist Programs. These programs aim to enhance science education, specifically for students with physical, cognitive, learning, or developmental disabilities. Each program is free, and admission to the Museum is also free. We conduct these programs on Mondays, when the Museum is less crowded, ... Read More »

Nominate a Colleague for one of the Science, Mathematics, & Technology (SMT) Awards

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Each year, the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center awards individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics and technology education in North Carolina help advance education in North Carolina. Awards are presented in eight different categories. Educator and student award recipients receive $1,000 and are honored during the Celebration of Science, Mathematics and Technology event in ... Read More »

Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience – Paid Professional Development

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Each year the North Carolina Forestry Association also with its partners, the North Carolina Forest Service and the NC Sustainable Forestry Implementation Committee, deliver three regional workshops.  These workshop are designed to educate teachers about forestry and the importance of forestry to the state of North Carolina.  They also include Project Learning Tree curriculum that help teachers be able to ... Read More »

Catawba Science Center – Portal to Science

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Catawba Science Center is sponsoring its Portal to Science Program for families in our school system who may not otherwise have access to the programs they offer.   Counselors in each Newton-Conover City School will give the parent/grandparent/or guardian a Portal to Science Passport, a special wallet card and key fob that will provide reduced general admission for the entire ... Read More »

Catawba Science Center 2016-17 Field Trip and Program Guide Now Available

Catawba Science Center Field Trip Guide

Catawba Science Center provides programming in science for grades K-12.  Programming can occur in your classroom or at the Catawba Science Center.  Click here to check out the 2016-17 Field Trip and Program Guide.  Speak with your principal if you are interested in a CSC program or field trip. Read More »

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Accepting Applications for Career Awards for Science and Math Teachers

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The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is currently accepting applications for the Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers (CASMT). CASMT is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of science and/or mathematics content and have ... Read More »

Save the Trees

Trees are critical for healthy and vibrant communities. Mrs. Jane Clark’s first graders at South Newton learned this and other interesting tree facts from guest visitors recently. Greg Moser from the City of Newton and Jeff Icard from the Forestry Service demonstrated how to plant new trees and how to care for existing trees. The guests along with student helpers planted seven ... Read More »

Duke Energy Family Science Night

South Newton student leaders recently led a family science night of hands-on experiments and all kinds of fascinating science facts. Resources were provided free of charge to South Newton from Duke Energy as a part of the North Carolina Science Festival. South was one of 150 schools across the state chosen for the Duke Energy investigations kit. Students were the lead ... Read More »