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Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition
|Sponsored by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association|
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201-3000
Phone: 800.EXPLOR9 (Toll-free)
Email: Use the online contact form.
|Description:||ExploraVision is a science competition that engages students in research and development, with students on the winning teams receiving prizes of US savings bonds. Working in teams of two, three, or four members, students study a technology of interest and predict what that technology might be like in 20 years, and then explore what is necessary to make their visions a reality. Past winners have imagined technologies ranging from a self-cleaning toilet to a new method of treating diabetes. All students in kindergarten through grade 12 in public, private, and home schools are eligible to enter this annual competition. Teachers may incorporate the competition investigation into their science curriculum to involve all students, or coach interested teams of students that want to enter the competition. Note that there are technology prizes for the school and the teacher at each grade level that have the most eligible teams submitting projects.|
The ExploraVision website includes both sample projects by grade level (primary, elementary, middle school, and high school) and examples of how to prepare each part of the project. Interested applicants are encouraged to browse the site for support with project development and to read the contest rules.
Completed projects must be received by the deadline and may be mailed to the contact address or submitted online at the web address provided.
|Eligibility:||Charter, Private, Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)|
|Award(s):||Four teams will receive a first-place prize of a US EE Savings Bond worth $10,000 at maturity for each student. Four teams will receive a second-place prize of a US EE Savings Bond worth $5,000 at maturity for each student. Eight teams will receive a national finalists award including an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for ExploraVision Awards Weekend for all national finalist students and their parents and guardians. Twenty-four teams will receive regional winner awards including a Toshiba Camileo™ Camcorder for each student and an awards ceremony at each school. The school submitting the most eligible teams will receive a $1,000 technology upgrade from Toshiba. Additionally, a teacher at each grade level with the most eligible teams will receive a Toshiba tablet.|
|Deadline(s):||Projects are due January 31, 2015.|
|Focus:||STEM, Student Scholarships, Technology|
|Grade Level(s):||K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12|
Themes and Skills:
|Critical Thinking, Innovation|