The awards will focus on three areas. The Environmental Science Education category funds projects that emphasize the efficient use of natural resources and protection of the environment. The Physical Science Applications category includes projects that relate the laws, principles, and concepts of science (physics and chemistry) to phenomena and events relevant to students’ lives. Unique ways of applying science to technology and making physical science more accessible to students are encouraged. The Literacy and Science Education category will focus on the development of literacy skills in the context of science teaching and learning.