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Grants, Resources, and Supports

The Science Team at OSPI works closely with national and statewide Science and STEM partners, and is dedicated to providing guidance for the development and implementation of Washington’s science learning standards and science education grants. On this page you will be able to view grant opportunities, awards, competitions, resources, and guidance.  

Grant Opportunities

Both grants have the same purpose: to collaborate as a network to develop and deliver climate science professional development using NGSS. Applicant eligibility is the difference between the two grants.

  • Form Package 817-Clime Time CBOs
    This grant is for community-based nonprofit organizations (CBOs) and community-based nonprofit tribal education organizations (CBTEOs). OSPI interprets non-profit, community-based tribal education organization to mean an, "organization focused on education, whose board or leadership team is comprised primarily of federally recognized tribal leaders or members, and who has demonstrated collaboration with tribal nations, with a vision and mission that shows a commitment to serving tribal communities."

Awards/Competitions

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a paid fellowship for K-12 math, science, and technology teachers. Einstein Fellows spend a school year in Washington, DC serving in a federal agency or on Capitol Hill.

Green Ribbon Schools Award

Schools and districts with a strong emphasis on sustainability are invited to apply for the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Award. Schools and Districts must be making significant strides in 3 main pillars:

Pillar 1: Reducing environmental impact and costs.

Pillar 2: Improving the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff.

Pillar 3: Providing effective environmental and sustainability education, incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways.

National Youth Science Camp

National Youth Science Camp is an annual program available to two high school seniors per state. Recipients are selected by a committee formed by the governor based on academic proficiency in the sciences, leadership qualities, and intellectual curiosity. For more information visit the National Youth Science Camp website. You can view a sample national youth science camp application essay from one of Washington's previous nominees.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors for America's teachers of mathematics and science. These awards recognize and honor K-12 teachers for their outstanding work in the classroom and also as leaders within their schools and communities.

STEM Contest

Samsung and its partners are asking teachers to participate in its annual contest to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, a key academic challenge in our country.

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

Mission 7 to the International Space Station.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Resources

Using Crosscutting Concepts to Prompt Student Responses

This resource encourages K–12 educators to use consistent and clear prompts structured around the crosscutting concepts to provide a common scientific language that students and teachers use as they engage in the formative assessment process.

American Meteorological Society Education Program

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) DataStreme Project is a free professional development program for in-service K–12 teachers, in which they gain considerable subject matter content and confidence in Earth and Space Science instruction.

EARTH's Consumer's Guide to Minerals

A compilation of monthly articles from EARTH magazine. Rather than focusing on visual and physical properties, this book explores minerals' myriad uses in scientific research, manufacturing, medicine and many commercial applications.

Supports & Resources

STEM Clock Hour Guidelines and Criteria

NSTA Position Statement on Early Childhood Science Education

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Guidelines, an overview to provide information about the importance of safety in laboratories.

Please visit the Department of Ecology to review the Laboratory Guide for Managing Waste.

Questions about managing chemicals? Please visit the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) webpage for further guidance, or view the EPA Toolkit, which is a compilation of web-based documents to improve chemical management practices.