Grants Give Innovative Teachers the Funds for Creative Science Projects

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2000 Toyota TAPESTRY program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and National Science Teachers Association, will award 50 grants of up to $10,000 to K-12 science teachers. Interested teachers should propose innovative science projects that can be implemented in their school or school district over a one-year period.

Individual science teachers or a team of up to five teachers can submit proposals in two categories -- environmental education and physical science applications (applied physics, chemistry and technology). Toyota TAPESTRY projects have been known to demonstrate creativity, involve risk-taking, possess a visionary quality and model a novel way of presenting science. Deadline for receipt of proposals is January 20, 2000. Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Teachers, Arlington, VA, (800) 807-9852,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.