Science Super Star Challenge!
The 2016-17 Science Super Star Program is now closed. Come back in August 2017 for next year's challenge.
The Science Super Star Challenge is a carefully crafted set of best practices designed to encourage and celebrate teachers who exemplify Excellence in Elementary Science Teaching. Teachers "win" the Science Super Star Challenge by completing these practices, which include: leading their students in hands-on investigations, reading and writing about science topics, exploring science via field trips or in class presentations, and participating in teacher professional development.
This year, the Science Super Star Challenge has two levels and a separate challenge for Science Specialists. Some teachers are just beginning to include science in their classrooms, while others are “upping their game” and transforming their teaching practices in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards. We want to celebrate ALL efforts to bring more science learning opportunities to K-5 students! Select the level that best fits your teaching practices this year.
Level 1 Science Super Star: Making Great Science Happen in My Classroom! Are you successfully including science teaching in your classroom?
Level 2 (Optional) Science Trailblazer: Exploring and Transforming! Are you beginning to implement new approaches and incorporate NGSS practices to your science teaching?
Each year dozens of teachers (over 100 in 2015-16) earn Science Super Star recognition from CRS. Every teacher receives an award certificate, and classroom prizes such as sets of books, assemblies, field trips, digital cameras, and science learning materials. Take a look at the 2015-16 Science Super Star teachers and schools who have demonstrated Excellence in Elementary Science!
Elementary school teachers who are CRS members are eligible to participate in the Science Super Star Challenge.
Not a member? Find out more about becoming a member and the great services we offer here!
1. Download or print the Science Super Star Form & Instructions by clicking the button below. You can use a paper form (post in in your classroom to see your science efforts adding up!) or an electronic form you save and fill in on your computer or tablet as you go.
To use as fillable form on your computer or tablet:
|**If you teach ONLY science at your school, for multiple classes & grade levels, please fill out our specialized SSS form:**|
2. Track your progress throughout the school year by filling out the application form as you and your students complete the goals.
3. Submit the form to CRS via mail, email, or fax by February 1, 2017. - Note the earlier deadline this year!
1611 San Pablo Ave. Suite 10 B.
Berkeley, CA 94702
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 510-527-5216
Recognition & Rewards
Level 1 Science Super Star: All successful entrants will receive certificates of recognition for excellence in elementary science teaching, plus teacher prize bags including books, passes, or gift certificates. We will highlight all Science Super Star teachers on our website, our newsletters, and congratulatory messages to district leaders.
Level 2 (Optional) Science Trailblazer: All successful entrants will receive the Science Super Star prizes and be eligible for larger prizes including field trips, school assemblies, or classroom books. A panel of judges will select two exemplary teachers for recognition at the CRS 20 Year Anniversary Celebration in March 2017.
Science Specialists: All successful entrants will receive certificates of recognition for excellence in elementary science teaching, plus teacher prize bags including books, passes, or gift certificates. We will highlight all Science Super Star teachers on our website, our newsletters, and congratulatory messages to district leaders. A panel of judges will select two exemplary Science Specialists for recognition at the CRS 20 Year Anniversary Celebration in March 2017.