Community-based Science Projects

Schools have harnessed problem-based learning and service learning. For instance, students are learning mechanical engineering concepts to design a recycling center and collaborate with city staff. NSTA has collected many resources.

Communities support schools. Let’s give something back!

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Children and Nature Network

Grass-roots efforts to solidify connections between children and nature are growing. The Children and Nature Network illustrates the benefits to children of direct experience with nature on a daily basis.  learn more

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NSTA Awards and Competitions

NSTA hosts a number of Awards and Competitions. For many years, NSTA has awarded grants for community-based science projects, particularly in environmental studies and physical studies. Absorbing the flavor of these very interesting projects can occur by exploring this site. All of the projects are discrete and local in detail, though some are supplemented by…  learn more