La competencia ExploraVision de la Asociación Nacional de Maestros de Ciencia y la compañía Toshiba acaba de anunciar los detalles de la competencia para el 2013. Esta es la competencia más grande del mundo de ciencias K-12. Los estudiantes deben trabajar en grupos de 2-4 con el propósito de diseñar tecnologías que puedan existir de aquí a 20 años.
Los premios incluyen $10,000 en bonos federales y también hay premios para maestros y escuelas con los mayores números de estudiantes participantes.
Invitamos a estudiantes y maestros de Puerto Rico a someter proyectos. La fecha límite es Enero 31 del 2013.
The ExploraVision program, sponsored by Toshiba and administered by NSTA, was created to help motivate young students to excel in science and technology. Working in teams of 2–4 to design innovative technologies that could exist in 20 years, students have the opportunity to win a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, valued at maturity. The program is also offering great prize packages for the teachers and the school with the largest number of qualified teams.
This year, ExploraVision is unveiling several key changes that align the program more closely with the National Research Council’s (NRC) Framework for K–12 Science Education. Among the changes to the program, is a requirement that as students provide an overview of their project idea for a new technology, they must also define a key challenge or limitation of the present technology upon which their idea is based. Additionally, students must describe a research project that would have to be planned and carried out in order to test their ExploraVision project, including, if possible, the type of data or measurements that would be used in the assessment. For the first time, team members must also create a web page devoted to a depiction of a model or visual representation of the technology that could be used to create a prototype for display.