Crowdsourcing Mornings: Science News Teacher Guide To Schools


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

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Society for Science & the Public is seeking funding to create a Teacher Guide companion for our Science News magazine. With this Teacher Guide, they will bridge the connection between everyday learning and the latest scientific discoveries as reported in Science News, and inspire more young people to pursue careers in science. The guide will provide content that helps teachers to maximize the classroom impact of Science News magazine and will be provided free of charge to schools participating in their exciting new program, Science News in High Schools. They hope to bring Science News to classrooms in high schools across the country and around the world.

The Teacher Guide for Science News will have specific questions in each issue that will help teachers incorporate content into their lesson plans and curricula. With access to this important resource, teachers can best help students link what they’re learning in their textbooks and labs to the latest discoveries, making topics more current, relevant and understandable, and inspiring more young people to pursue science.  They know educators want this support. In a recent survey of teachers they conducted, 95 percent of respondents said they wanted Science News delivered to their classroom.

They look forward to pursuing the worthy cause of transforming how students are asked to interact with science in the classroom. They expect to impact thousands of students with this project, as they have with their previous two successful Kickstarter campaigns.  They appreciate all of their supporters who helped them bring both “Science Stories for the Classroom” and “Antarctica expedition to report on climate and environment” to life, and know they can continue to make a tremendous difference in the way both students and educators interact with science.

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As of June 30th, this project has raised around $1,500 of their $22,000 goal. This project only has 28 days left to raise the $22,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $10, you will get a six month digital subscription to Science News.  For a pledge of $35, you will get a one year digital subscription to Science News.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1241141456/help-bring-science-news-teacher-guide-to-high-scho

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