When you run a STARS lab group this fall, you and they will have your own personal investigative focus…  I just came across one possibility for you to consider for your lab group.

This was posted on NSTA’s website: Bright Schools Competition – a study of light and sleep. Projects due by Jan 29 (nice timing for us.)

The Bright Schools Competition is a contest designed to help educate middle school students on the connections between light and sleep and how they affect student health and performance. Students will be asked to explore the correlation between light and sleep using scientific inquiry or engineering design concepts, measure the amount of light available in the classroom, compare and analyze light measurements, and create and submit an original project that demonstrates their understanding of the effects of light and sleep on student health and performance. Nearly $40,000 in prizes and awards for both students and teachers will be given.Learn more.

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An idea to ponder…