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BiteScis
Bringing Modern Science Research into the K–12 Classroom

 

Here at BiteScis, our goal is to bring modern science research into the K–12 classroom. We create and share awesome and easy-to-use science lesson plans that are developed in partnerships between K–12 educators and early career STEM researchers. The science is spot-on, cutting-edge, and fun while the lesson plans are classroom-tested and tied to curriculum standards, making them easy for teachers to directly implement. BiteScis provides a critical resource for today's classroom while also fostering meaningful connections between practicing researchers and science teachers.

Our Story
BiteScis was conceived by a group of scientists, teachers, and communicators who met at a communicating science conference, ComSciCon. After a number of workshops developing the BiteScis platform, we are now running regular workshops connecting early-career researchers and teachers to develop BiteScis lesson plans. All of these lesson plans are tied to curriculum standards, classroom-tested, and freely available on our new website: bitescis.org

The BiteScis platform is working brilliantly, providing awesome lesson plans that are reaching children in classrooms across the US. However, our enterprise is *small* - only a handful of lesson plans are completed and posted with about 6 more near completion. We need your help to support future workshops to expand the BiteScis program beyond "How do scientists use fireflies to help fight cancer?" and "Can a computer predict how species evolve?" to a comprehensive trove of resources for today's classrooms. Your donation directly supports the teachers and early-career researchers working on BiteScis lesson plans.

 

 

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