Enter the Edcite – Environmental Science Journal for Kids Contest for a chance to win a $30 Starbucks gift card!
Environmental Science Journal for Kids adapts scientific research for a student audience. Their founder Tanya Dimitrova says, “Environmental Science Journal for Kids exists because young people have the right to know about the state of the world they are inheriting from us!”
Edcite partnered with this amazing resource last year (read about our partnership). Now we are excited to offer our teachers this contest!
How to Enter the Contest
The contest runs from October 17 – November 17.
1. Pick an Environmental Science Journal for Kids article.
2. Use the article to create an Edcite assignment for either elementary, middle school, or high school.
3. Add the SJEdcite2017 tag to the end of the assignment title.
4. Share it into the Edcite public library.
5. Assign it to students & spread the word to other teachers.
Teachers whose assignments have the most student submissions in elementary, middle school, and high school by 11:59pm on November 17 will win! Three teachers in each school level will receive a $30 Starbucks gift card.
For more details, please visit our help document about the contest.
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Edcite is committed to partnering with organizations who create exceptional content and provide resources that give students real-world learning experiences. This commitment is reflected in our partnership with Science Journal for Kids, an online science magazine that provides cutting-edge, peer-reviewed environmental science research adapted for a student audience.
Science Journal for Kids was created by Tanya Dimitrova. According to Tanya, “I conceived the idea for Science Journal for Kids in my own classroom in the spring of 2015. I was teaching AP Environmental Science and I had assigned a project: pick one primary research paper from a peer-reviewed journal to summarize and present to the class. Oh, how my students struggled! The language in scientific papers is so far over their heads. It’s over the heads of most people, really. Yet, I felt strongly that they had the right to know about the state of the world they were inheriting from us!”
Science Journal for Kids (aka Science Journal for Teens) publishes adaptations for elementary, middle, and high school reading levels. They have also covered the AP Environmental Science curriculum including climate, pollution, agriculture, population dynamics, atmospheric studies, biodiversity, and infectious diseases. The current journal focuses on Earth and environmental science but future issues will also cover other scientific disciplines: from astronomy and psychology to economics and IT.
Continue reading Our Partnership with Science Journal for Kids (Reading Passages)