The Purpose Of Academic Labs

This is a time for you to explore your personal interests, expand your knowledge and improve upon your strengths and weaknesses.
This time is dedicated to your personal learning journey and is intended to be relevant and rigorous.
What do you want to learn?
What do you want to improve on?
What do you want to change?
How can you make a difference?
You have choices about how you would like to use this time, choose wisely as you will be held accountable for displaying how you have grown through the experience
Wednesday 10/6
Please check out the new competitions listed below-very exciting. By the end of the day today I want an email from each group telling me what they plan to do during academic lab time. Send me a link to the competition you want to partake in, find out if there is a parental permission slip required, write to me a breif descrition of your plan, what you would like to do and I will get back to you ASAP with suggestions, approval and a plan for what to do next!

Competitions

Movie Making Competition

http://www.energyworksmichigan.org/show-green-tv-student-film-contest


Aspiring Authors:
http://www.authorstand.com/Topic/46-current-list-of-free-writing-contests.aspx?gclid=CMmDiuWT_qMCFSVL5wodH2y0JA
http://www.winningwriters.com/index.php?gtse=GOOG&gtkw=writing+competitions&gclid=COyC3ZyU_qMCFZQz5wodNzj-JQ

http://www.amazing-kids.org/short_story_contest_2010

Science

http://www.kidsciencechallenge.com/index.php?linkTo=1a#/1a

Inventors

http://www.nmoe.org/students/kidsinvention_2.htm
Math
http://www.usamts.org/Rules/U_RulesParticipation.php

http://mathcontest.olemiss.edu/

Real World Probelm Solving:

http://www.thinkquest.org/competition/index.html


http://siemens.discoveryeducation.com/middle-school/

http://disney.go.com/planetchallenge/



Poster Competitions




http://www.legoeducation.us/about/item.aspx?art=3465&bhcp=1

http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com/coaches.php

http://www.100-music-songwriting-contest.com/2010-edition

This is a bunch of different compitition

http://suzyred.com/2010literature.html

http://www.photographycompetitions.net/contest/closing-soon/

http://www.naturesbestphotography.com/

Best british blog compitition



Deadline: December 17, 2010

Disney’s Planet Challenge

(DPC) is a FREE, highly-acclaimed, project-based, environmental competition for elementary and middle school students. The program inspires students to be good stewards of the environment and empowers them to make a difference in their school, at home and in their local communities. Tteachers are given the resources to create a standards-based curriculum that engages students with a real world environmental issue and encourages teachers and students to work together as a team in researching, managing and solving this issue. Over the course of this long-term project, students have the opportunity to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as skills necessary for teamwork, cooperation and community engagement. The students further build confidence and self-esteem, while also improving their local environments, themselves and the world around them.

http://disney.go.com/planetchallenge/index.html

TEAM PAGES

H20Heroes

The Injecters
bikers
Anti Smoking

Plastic Princesses

The CigSmashers

the coyotes