NCSFThe North Carolina Science Festival is now recruiting middle and high school teachers for two exciting partner programs, but hurry – deadlines are quickly approaching!

Gravity Gameshttp://www.ncgravitygames.com/

The Gravity Games soapbox competition, co-sponsored by Google and Appalachian State, is returning on April 5, 2014 and the Festival wants to send your students to the races! Applications are now being accepted for classroom prototype kits, perfect for teaching your students the fundamentals of soapbox car construction. Teams will submit video showcasing their prototypes and 10 groups will win a full-size Gravity Games car kit and a travel stipend to compete on race day in downtown Lenoir, NC.

For more information or to apply, please contact Wayne Capps, Gravity Games Coordinator at ncscifestschools@unc.edu. To be considered for a kit, please include your name, school, address, grade(s) and subject(s) taught before December 6.

Carolina STEM Challenge

Carolina Biological Supply has partnered with the Festival to place 100 engineering kits in middle and high school classes. Using supplies from the kit, teams of two or three students will design, build and test a device. Each class selects its own champion team, which will create its own three-minute video that shows how the device works, explains why the device won the challenge and reports the challenge results. Top teams will receive up to $200 in gift certificates from Carolina Biological Supply.

For more information, to see the kits, or to apply before the December 9 deadline, visit:  http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/special-opportunities/carolina-stem-challenge/