June 2018: Learning in 3 Dimensions

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This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced late July!

In this contest, teachers had the opportunity to submit a lesson plan that integrates 3D printing into their classroom.


Grand Prize: 6 Lenovo Laptops, 6 Micro Plus 3D Printers, 12 spools of filament

2nd Place: 3 Micro Plus 3D Printers with 6 spools of filament

3rd Place: 2 Micro Plus 3D Printers with 4 spools of filament

Judge’s Choice: 1 Micro Plus 3D Printer with 2 spools of filament

Previous K-12 STEM Lesson Plan Competitions

  • Fun with the Sun logo

    In May, teachers were invited to submit a lesson plan that related to solar energy! Congratulations to our winners!

    K-6th Grade Category:

    • First place: Jessica Everitt, 4th grade, Hardin Valley Elementary School
    • Second place: Sally Suttle, 1st grade, Grand Oaks School
    • Third place: Kelli Harvey, 4th grade, Petros-Joyner Elementary School

    7-12th Grade Category:

    • First place: Lesley Brinkmann, Physical Science, Northeast High School
    • Second place: Jane Lyengar, Business & Information Technology, Mount Vernon High School
    • Third place: Stephanie Sluss, Chemistry, Oliver Springs High School
  • In April, teachers shared how they put the “M” in STEM by submitting STEM lesson plans that explicitly address mathematics standards.

    Congratulations to our winners!

    Elementary School Category

    • First place: Jennie Wright, 4th grade, Sullins Academy
    • Second place: Nancy Holloway, K-5, Kingston Elementary School
    • Third place: Jessica Chambers, 2nd grade, Pi Beta Phi Elementary School

    Middle School Category

    • First place: Sarah Hampton, 8th grade, Sullins Academy
    • Second place: Donna Budynas, 6th grade, Hutchison School
    • Third place: Charles Canestaro, 8th grade, Cortland Junior-Senior High School
  • In January, we asked teachers how they are planning to integrate Olympic-themed math or science lessons into their classrooms.

    Congratulations to our latest winners!

    Science Category

    Mathematics Category

  • In October, our extreme weather lesson plan competition asked educators to tell ORISE how they are integrating current extreme weather events into classroom lessons.

    Congratulations to our grade-band winners!

    Amy Kennedy, third grade, Glenwood Elementary School
    View lesson plan: Saving Our Community from Rising Water

    Donna Widner, seventh grade, Oliver Springs Middle School
    View lesson plan: Weather Alert! Did We Do That?

    Christi Ridley, environmental science/biology, Seymour High School
    View lesson plan: Extreme Weather: Hurricanes

  • Our very first lesson plan competition asked educators to submit an original STEM lesson covering a topic of their choice. These lesson plans can be found on the Curriculum for the Classroom page.

    Congratulations to our winners!