Thank you for your interest in Scientists in the Classroom! Please fill out this application completely and in detail, the information you provide will help us find a scientist in your area who matches class's needs. Before filling out the application, please read through the following program expectations: 

Program Description:

During Scientists in the Classroom, your matched scientist will visit your class in-person twice. Scientists and teachers in the program will work together as collaborators throughout the semester to plan the in-class visits. The first visit will take place at the beginning of the semester. During this visit, scientists will share the story of how they became a scientist with the class, what their research entails, and what their day-to-day life is like as a scientist. Scientists will visit the class again to do an activity or experiment with the students related to either evolution or climate change. From there, you and your matched scientist can continue to work together, but it is not required by the program. 


Program Expectations: 
  • Attend or watch our one hour, training webinar.
  • Collaborate with your scientist to plan two in-class visits, the first to introduce the scientist to the class and the second to have the scientist do an activity related to evolution or climate change with the students.
  • Let the scientist know ASAP if there is any paperwork they need to fill out in order to volunteer at your school.
  • Help your scientist prepare for their classroom visits.
  • Commit the time to work with your scientist to create a quality activity that will be fun and relevant for your class, or incorporate the scientist into an activity you already do.
  • Prepare your class for the scientist’s visits.
  • Complete surveys throughout the semester to keep us up-to-date on your progress!

Applications are accepted year-round and we will be in touch when we are making matches for the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Questions? Please contact Claire Adrian-Tucci at adrian-tucci@ncse.com

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