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Illuminate the Why and Who of Chemistry
Behind the Scenes at MIT is a collection of free videos that feature MIT researchers explaining how a textbook chemistry topic is essential to their research and to an inspiring real-world application. Currently, 12 science videos can be searched by chemistry topic (for example, atomic theory, bonding, acid-base equilibrium) or by research application. A set of accompanyingpersonal videos, one for each scientist featured, illustrates their journeys to becoming a scientist.
Fund Your Innovative Projects
Kids In Need Foundation provides grants to help teachers purchase classroom materials for innovative projects. The foundation has two programs. One program supports teachers’ projects in any subject area, and these projects are judged on creativity and educational merit. Teachers can also select a project from a list of more than 1,200 ideas and apply for funding through the other program. Grants range from $100 to $500.
Deadline: Applications accepted through September 30, 2015
Get Expert Advice on Building Successful Teen Programs
School Library Journal is hosting the SummerTeen 2015 online conference (#SLJteenLive) on August 13, 2015, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET). SummerTeen is a free, completely virtual conference for teen and young adult services librarians and educators from public and school library settings, as well as teen advisory groups, book clubs, and anyone who loves Young Adult (YA)/teen literature. Participants will enjoy a full day of free online programming tackling important issues impacting teen collection and programming.
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