Dream Big

Make Dreams Come True with New Funding

Unprecedented federal education funding is making many schools’ dreams come true when they implement new science education projects, courses, summer programs, and more. The time to make your classroom dream come true is now as ESSER III funding will conclude in Fall 2024.

Carolina encourages you to dream big and offers ways to help students more fully participate in hands-on science education. Carolina is here to support your school’s big dreams!

2024 Winners

Covey Denton, Greenfield School, Wilson, NC

Vicky Shea, Hardin County Middle School, Burnsville, MS

Emily Arnold, Eastern York HS, Wrightsville, PA

Be one of three educators to win $1000 of Carolina products of your choosing!

Federal Funding FAQ

Learn how federal funding will be distributed.

Need Inspiration?

See project lists created by educators like you.

See how other science educators have dreamed big (Grades 9-12)

Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN) offers a unique forensics summer camp program for students that uses authentic forensics tools from Carolina. You can too. 

Cincinnati Public Schools partnered with Carolina to provide curriculum-aligned lab equipment and supplies for middle and high school science classes to ensure engaging experiences. 

Carolina K–8 activities and curricula you can implement in your school

Social and emotional skills are integral components of three-dimensional science learning as students work together to answer a question or to solve a problem. The student-driven nature of phenomena-based, hands-on science incorporates the social and emotional learning that provides multiple opportunities for students.

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Accelerate learning recovery with inquiry-based science Math and ELA skills are inherent in three-dimensional science. Hands-on investigations provide multiple opportunities for reading, writing, calculations, and problem-solving. See how Smithsonian Science programs helped raise student achievement in science, reading, and math, particularly for students at risk.

2023 Dream Big Teachers

Maura Ballagh, Van Meter Community School District, Van Meter, IA

Myriame  Pierre, James Hennigan K-8 School, Boston, MA

Derikson Rivera, Martin Luther King Jr., High School, Stonecrest, GA

2022 Dream Big Teachers

Carlise Bethel, Charles Herbert Flowers HS, Springdale, MD

Sheena Carbaugh, Girls Leadership Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Chrissy Rester, Picayune Junior HS, Picayune, MS

Need help to dream big?

Feeling inspired? Ready to put your Dream Big project in motion? We’re here to help! Here’s how to get in touch:


*Winners will be selected by a panel of science educators. Applicants may enter multiple projects for consideration. Prizes awarded will be in the form of a Carolina gift certificate.

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