Regional Math and Science Center
Here are some opportunities for teachers and students
In the fall of each year, the RMSC hosts this conference for advanced high school biology students. Usually teachers bring classes of students to this conference. Registration is found on the Sam Rhine Genetic Update Conference website.
A statistics poster tells the story of a data set. Numbers and graphs are used to give voice to the truth behind the data. Whether the summary is a bar chart, histogram, or table of numerical summaries the focus should always be on the meaning behind the data. In a well-done statistics poster, the reader is able to discover the story behind the data by following the logical progression of the poster. The emphasis is on the visual display of results through well-placed graphs.
All students in grades K through 12 residing in Michigan are eligible to participate.
Michigan Science Olympiad - Region 12
Are you or your colleagues interested in participating in Science Olympiad? Science Olympiad is a national science competition designed to help students achieve and gain recognition for their work. The goal is to improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation by changing the way it is perceived and teaching with an emphasis on problem solving with hands-on, minds-on, constructivist learning practices.
There are many reasons why participating in Science Olympiad enriches your students and school. It enhances students’ self-esteem and feelings of accomplishment; it heightens their interest in science and is fun! Your school benefits by enriching science classroom programs, strengthening school spirit and involving the community in many positive ways. For more information please visit www.soinc.org .
The Regional Math and Science Center invites educators in west Michigan to borrow the Center’s Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) kits. This kit loan program is designed as an approach to involve early elementary students in a Science Olympiad program. The kits encourage teachers to find new and exciting ways to teach science to young children and emphasize hands-on experiences. All activities emphasize participation, teamwork, and cooperation in a non-competitive environment.
Kit activities are chosen that relate to the Michigan science curriculum and include events from various disciplines. Twenty-two kits are available for teachers to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. They can be used as a "Science Day" program for students at school, a "Science Night" for parents and students, or for individual classroom use.
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