Meetings: Teachers & Students
2010 AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition
The AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition offers K-12 teachers the opportunity to share their knowledge on designing science lesson plans and integrating technology into the classroom. Now in its seventh year, the competition seeks entries submitted by teachers from the United States and Canada that describe methods for teaching science effectively and creatively. Awards will be presented on 19 February at the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego.
The best 5 essays earn:
A deluxe package to the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, that includes registration fees and general expenses.
An opportunity to submit essays for publication.
A one-year subscription to Science Books and Films review journal (SB&F).
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A full passport registration to the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
A stipend of $800 for travel-related expenses to the AAAS Annual Meeting.
A free subscription to Science Books and Films—a teacher's guide to science resources for all ages.
Prize valued at $1180.
Contestants are responsible for all additional costs related to attending the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting that exceeds the $800 stipend.
Recognition at the Annual Meeting as one of five winners of the 2010 AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition.
An opportunity to publish your winning submission on Science NetLinks.
Participation in the AAAS/Subaru photo session. A photo of the ten finalists and Subaru representatives will be taken during the annual meeting.
Be sure to check out the previous year's winners.
Keep an eye out for the winners and be sure to enter next year. The submission site will open in late October 2010. To be reminded by e-mail, sign up for Science NetLinks News.
A team of evaluators from AAAS will serve as the judging panel for this contest. Judges' decisions are based on the following criteria:
Describe an experience you have provided in your classroom that has accomplished one or more of the following:
- enhanced students' conceptual understanding, skills, and attitudes;
- employed nontraditional means to make science interesting;
- addressed science using an interdisciplinary context;
- supported student inquiry in the science classroom; or
- improved student conceptual understanding as a result of integrating technology into instruction.
In your essay, clearly identify the particular science concept around which the experience you are describing was centered and clearly state the age group served. If appropriate, also describe how you differentiated instruction for different audiences/students, including the following considerations: disability/special education; gifted; English language learners; mixed reading levels, etc.
- Clear, coherent, and well developed
- Minimal typos and grammatical errors
- 1500 words or less