Contests and Experiences K-5

Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Enter your best nature shots online with a parent. Ages 5-13. Easy online entry each month.

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NASA’s Current K-8 Student and Family Opportunities

NASA’s Current K-8 Student and Family Opportunities

Take a look at this list to find our more about NASA webcasts, events, games, contests and more!

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National STEM Video Game Challenge

National STEM Video Game Challenge

Students in grades 5-12 challenge students to motivate interest in STEM by playing and making video games. No programming experience required. Prizes available for educators and students including laptop computers and $2,000. Site includes resources, mentor information, a resource kit, & game design workshop ideas.

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Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Visit the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest for a self guided driving tour provided by the VA Department of Forestry.  Or learn more about Virginia Forests through these activities and materials for Kids and Families.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Set up a backyard conservation area with help from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  From creating a backyard pond, planting trees, and creating a wildlife habitat, these activity sheets get you involved in nature. Conservation guide pages 1-14;  pages 15-28.

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Virginia State Parks Programs

Virginia State Parks Programs

Explore what is happening at your favorite Virginia State Park from photography and papermaking to building a bird or bat house. Check out what is happening near you.

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The Kids Science Challenges

The Kids Science Challenges

A project made possible by the National Science Foundation, this site has over 50 science challenges for students to do at home or at school! Includes videos and printables with instructions and directions.  Bring science into any home with these great challenges! Teacher and Parent page here!

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Kids Science Videos

Kids Science Videos

Sponsored by the Kids Science Challenge, these videos show real life scientists at work!

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S’Cool: Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line

S’Cool: Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line

NASA’s S’cool project involves students ages (5-20+) in real science making and reporting observations of clouds to assist in NASAs’ CERES satellite instruments.

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