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.
These evenings sessions will be offered to students shortly before taking their SAT exam to help them “de-stress” by understanding test-taking strategies such as timing, pacing, types of questions, and standard instructions.
This grant also enhances an initial grant awarded last year by providing more calculator-based labs and probes so that all high school science students can quickly measure and analyze real-time biological data while working in small groups in their classrooms or in the field.