This week I want to talk about the science programs and competitions offered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Competitions (NREL). This foundation offers programs and competitions for elementary school students, middle school students and high school students. Read on to learn about tutoring programs and science competitions.
If you are associated with an elementary school, either a student or a teacher, then you will want to learn more about the NREL Coalition for Learning Opportunities of United Tutors. This science program provide Denver regional schools with tutors who will help selected students to expand their scientific horizons. Tutors will work one-on-one with students in reading, science and math topics. They will also supplement their tutoring sessions with special technology and science projects.
Middle schools have a couple of competitions to choose from. The first is the DOE National Middle School Science Bowl. This is an academic tournament that focuses on hydrogen fuel cell cars. The second DOE competition for middle schoolers is the Junior Solar Hydrogen Fuel Cell Competition. This is a classroom based science competition that is designed specifically for junior high students.
High school students, you too can take advantage of National Renewable Energy Laboratory competitions. The one designed for you is the DOE High School Science Bowl. This is a science tournament that will run you through both math problems and science problems.
To do well in these competitions it is important that you practice science experiments. Cool science fair projects are great for developing your thinking skills and your project development skills.