You may recall, this competition is a new partnership between the National Sleep Foundation and NSTA. The competition is a hands-on exploration designed especially for middle school students (grades 6-8), to better understand the link between light, sleep, and student health and performance. Bright Schools is free to enter and students have a chance to win up to $5,000.
The competition website helps teams get started with a robust resource section that includes information about the correlation between light and sleep, lesson plans and much more. The competition teams of two to four students, plus an adult coach/teacher, are asked to identify and investigate an issue within the realm of light and sleep as it pertains to their community and/or young adolescents. After teams choose a topic, they must select one of three exploration options:
· Developing a prototype;
· Creating an awareness campaign; or
· Writing a research proposal.
If you are looking for a new STEM learning experience for your students, please join us in encouraging your teachers and students to participate. Project submissions will be accepted until January 29, 2016 at http://brightschoolscompetition.org/. If you have any questions, please contact the Bright Schools Competition Program Manager, Sarah Beistel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thank you for helping to support NSTA and its programs, your participation is key to our success.
Program Manager, Bright Schools Competition
National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201-3000