Purdue Graduate Fellows Teach Middle School Science
Posted on September 22, 2006 Comments (0)
Wilella Burgess, managing director of the Discovery Learning Center, said projects like GK12 help make science seem more reachable for students in the primary grades.
“A lot of these kids don’t know there is such a thing as graduate school and it lets them meet scientists and grad students and learn that they’re not all weird, nerdy people,” she said. “It also lets classroom teachers have the access to cutting edge research.”
The Purdue Discovery Learning Center Gk-12 program brings graduate students to middle schools. Graduate “fellows will develop lesson plans and teach interdisciplinary-focused experiments geared toward science in everyday life.”
Related: Middle School Engineers – Engineering Projects in Community Service – K-12 Engineering Education Grant for Purdue – Science Opportunities for Students – NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education