The plan for NLD was that, over the course of the last few months, educators interested in conducting STEM projects (and professionals in the STEM disciplines interested in volunteering) would pair up through the NLD website. It appears that while the initiative hasn't been too heavily advertised, they've nevertheless managed to get a good start to the national event. The interactive Projects Map on the website shows what projects are already underway, and some of these are quite exciting!
- Students in Georgia are working on a Human Biology Project to explore how humans fit into the main branches of biology (e.g. ecology, classficiation).
- In Minnesota, first graders are exploring how variables such as air and water effect the distance a rocket (powered by water or air) can go.
- California students are researching how solar panels work, and how they can get a grant for installing them on their school to reduce energy costs.
Are you participating in National Lab Day? Tell us about your project and experiences!