CONGRATULATIONS!! CADDO MAGNET STUDENTS TAKE 1ST, 3RD, AND 5TH PLACES at the 2018 LOUISIANA JUNIOR SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
Shreveport, LA Jan. 14, 2018 – Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport is proud to announce that Sunjay Letchuman, Xiang Tang, and Grace Sun placed 1st, 3rd, and 5th, respectively, in the 2018 Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), and they will be attending the 2018 National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Hunt Valley, MD May 2-5. Letchuman will compete with oral presentation, while Tang and Sun will compete with posters.
The National JSHS brings together over 360 participants, including 240 high school students, their teachers and parents, university faculty affiliated with the JSHS, and other guests. Caddo Magnet has sent forty-one students to the national symposium over the past nineteen years.
Read the press release HERE
Useful Science Documents
High School Biology
Science and Biology Field Test Item Types
The field tests include the following stimulus-based item types:
• selected-response (multiple choice and multiple select)
• technology-enhanced (dropdown menus, drag and drop, hotspots, etc.)
• two-part items made of a combination of item types
o--- two-part dependent, where the score in part B is dependent on the response in part A
o--- two-part independent, where the responses in each part are related in content but not in scoring
More information on the upcoming Science Field Test found HERE.
Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC)
RARC is a series of cyber and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) competitions that include liberal arts lessons. The competitions build upon one another and allow students in grades 3-12 to showcase their skills by competing against other students in their division (elementary school, middle school, and high school). Competition 2 will be Saturday, February 24, 2018. Schools/organizations must register by Friday, February 2, 2018. For more information, please visit https://nicerc.org/rarc/northwestla/.
2018-2019 SMART Applications are available! Due, February 26th by 4:00 pm
Science and Medicine: Academic Research Training (SMART), which allows high school students to earn science credit under the guidance of biomedical personnel and a certified
science educator. For an application click HERE.
2017-2018 Regional Science Fair
The Louisiana Region I Science and Engineering Fair will be held at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA on March 1-3, 2018. The BPCC will need all paperwork by February 9, 2018.
Please see the official memo from the Region I Science Fair Director, Dr. Elaine Cox.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding math and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website.
Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.
Exploring Louisiana Student Standards for Science Using BreakOut EDU boxes
When: March 22, 2018
Where: PD Auditorium
Lynda Delo, MST Coordinator
Eunhee Chol, CMM
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6-12: Using Science Vocabulary to Enhance the New Louisiana Student Standards for Science
When: March 13, 2018
Where: Caddo Magnet High Room A-7
Amanda Dolph, CMH
Deena Lachman, CMH
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2017-2018 Youth Wetlands Week Program
Youth Wetlands Week will be April 23-27, 2018, so please mark your calendars.
Delivery of curriculum and kits is currently scheduled to occur in March. Please forward this information to any and all the teachers in your school that might be interested in receiving this FREE resource. Please complete the registration form (Click Download Documents) and either email or fax it back to Katherine B. Pace by September 29, 2017. Once completed, teachers will be registered to receive the FREE materials in March.
Katherine B. Pace
Email: KFarquhar@agcenter.lsu.edu (This is the correct email.)
4-H Youth Development and Parish Chair
2408 E. 70th Street
Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: (318) 226-6805
Fax: (318) 226-6769
Grants and Scholarship Opportunities
Louisiana Grant Watch
What's New with Symbaloo?
Caddo Science Symbaloo just got a FACELIFT! Click below to visit some of the Symbaloo's newest awesome links.
Edulastic (I have to keep this one up because it is so great!)
Visit Edulastic to create technology enhanced assessment questions to better prepare students for the upcoming field test. With Edulastic you can create drop-down question, drag and drop questions, fill in the blank, and much more. Thank you Ms. Merrill Davis for Sharing!
Science Topics: A unique collection of articles, videos, news, and more from the Museum about featured scientific topics.
Science Topics offer access to the Museum’s ongoing work in scientific research, exhibition, and education, with collections of unique digital resources on featured scientific topics that reflect the breadth and depth of the Museum’s mission. With a rotating slate of frequently updated content on everything from conservation to astrophysics, Science Topics reveal the wonders of the natural world and bring the excitement of Museum science and scientists to audiences around the globe.
Teachers (including myself) can browse the standards and consider ideas for activities, essential questions, projects and more.
These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire
A new study incorporating traditional Indigenous Australian ecological knowledge describes the largely unknown behavior of so-called 'firehawk raptors' – birds that intentionally spread fire by wielding burning sticks in their talons and beaks.
When Ordering Chemicals for High Schools
Caddo Parish Schools recently completed a monumental chemical cleanup. 100's of bottles of out-dated, corroded, and not used chemicals were removed from high schools to ensure the safety of our students and teachers.
In order to safely remove chemicals from classrooms we must work through the Department of Environmental Equality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bring in qualified technicians to log chemicals, properly package chemicals, and safely dispose of chemicals stored in lab closets. This process is exceptionally expensive and time consuming. To limit the amount of unnecessary chemicals Caddo Parish has on hand, I asked your principals to include me in the ordering process for purchasing chemicals for your classroom using classroom fees. Please sent the purchase request to Lisa Nance at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 318-603-6368 to request my signature for chemical purchases. I will send your school a copy of the SDS for each chemical ordered along with a signed copy of the purchase request.