Grants in Action

Investigating the Sciences using Data Collection Probes

Amount: $3,629 | Year: 2015 | School:

In conjunction with an iPad, the Science department will utilize LabQuest2 standalone Data Collection Devices to engage the students in ‘hands-on’ and ‘minds-on’ learning. The probes provide students with the opportunity to quickly acquire real-time data and facilitate real work inquiry-based learning in a STEM environment.

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Environmental Science Course

Amount: $3,473 | Year: 2009 | School:

The district has been rewriting curricula to meet the requirements of the Understanding by Design format. Environmental Science, an elective for juniors and seniors, is in the process of modifying its approach to teaching science, resulting in a class that is even more inquiry-based and field oriented. It is designed to incorporate important scientific skills […]

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Technology Tools in the Science Classroom

Amount: $4,000
 | Year: 2008 | School:

The Middle School Science Department was looking to upgrade the data acquisition technology currently in use in the 7th and 8th grade classrooms. This grant funded the purchase of Vernier Labquest handhelds, allowing students to quickly collect important data, save/catalogue data, and convert it into charts and graphs. This means that students will be spending […]

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Investigating the Biological Sciences using ProScopes

Amount: $4,499
 | Year: 2008 | School:

The NPEF has awarded several grants over the last four years for the purchase of ProScopes (digital microscopes) and Vernier Probes that help increase the technological skills of the students, bring a more modern and realistic setting to the classroom laboratory, increase the students’ observational, analytical, and drawing skills, and raise the students’ critical thinking […]

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Optimization of Science Probes using a Smart Board

Amount: $4,090 | Year: 2007 | School:

Over the past few years, the science department through a variety of NPEF grants has successfully incorporated the use of a variety of probes, CBL’s (computer based labs), ProScopes, multimedia projectors and video capture into the course curriculum. This grant provides for two SMART Boards to improve the conceptual understanding of the student and increase […]

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