Additional funding is being provided to enhance the RoboLab, which was initiated last year through an NPEF grant, by providing a laptop computer dedicated to this seventh and eighth grade science mod, making the system portable and giving the instructor the ability to design, present, and run additional robotics challenges.
This grant provides Project Adventure equipment for the middle-school physical education program to add activities and games for building team-work and trust. The program is designed to teach students how to appropriately interact with others using conflict resolution and good decision-making skills.
The three dimensional universe will be simulated on site through this grant. In two separate visits in order to accommodate all eighth-grade science students. A presentation addressing specific curriculum content objectives will accompany each simulation.
All seventh and eight grade math teachers will be able to offer their students the opportunity to research, “invest”, analyze and report on the performance of each student’s hypothetical investment portfolio, using computer-based research, graphing and presentation resources provided with this grant.
Three evening interviewing skills training sessions covering college and job interviewing will be offered to seniors and juniors. The program will also include and in-school breakfast with invited members of the community who will “interview” the students and conduct small group discussions in their career fields of interest.