Description: The California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year is the science teacher who has been most inspirational to 6th - 12th grade students participating in the California State Science Fair by encouraging students to develop a science fair project and to pursue their interest in science as a career. One award will be presented in each division (Junior and Senior).
Directions: A completed nomination for this Award consists of:
Both the nomination form and the letter of recommendation must be postmarked by the Nomination Deadline given above. Regional or county fair coordinators may also encourage the nomination of teachers but must have the nomination form filled out by a student entered in the California State Science Fair. Both the nomination form and the recommendation must be sent to:
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California State Science Fair
California Science Center
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Procedure: Based upon the nominations and recommendations, a maximum of three finalists from each division will be chosen. The selection committee will notify all finalists by phone in advance of the Fair. Nominees who are not selected as finalists will not be notified of the status of their nomination.
Teachers selected as finalists must be available for a personal interview in Los Angeles on the day of the California State Science Fair. These interviews will be conducted by a panel representing the California Science Teachers Association, the California Science Center, and the Advisory Board of the California Science Center Foundation.
Winners will be announced at the California State Science Fair Awards Ceremony.
CALIFORNIA STATE SCIENCE FAIR
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How has this teacher helped prepare you for the State Science Fair?
What other activities is your teacher involved in outside of normal teaching duties?
What impact has this teacher had in encouraging you and fellow students to pursue your interests in science beyond the classroom?