Last year Keene State was awarded a $20,000 Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant to develop Science Out of the Box, an enrichment program to engage elementary school students with direct experience and experimentation to enhance essential concepts and principles in science. A sampling of Science Out of the Box science units was field tested for three weeks last summer as part of KSC’s Kids on Campus program, and used to develop the Science Out of the Box curriculum used in the Fuller and Franklin elementary schools in Keene this year. This semester, KSC student teachers focused on simple machines: wheels and axles, levers and pulleys, screws, and incline planes and wedges.
Photo: Will Wrobel. Back row (l to r): Marlen Gostyla (Bank of America), Laura Tavares (KSC student teacher), Professor Sally Jean (KSC), freddie Martinez (Bank of America), and Allyce Gregorek (KSC student teacher); front row (l to r): Fuller Elementary School students Jack Ebbinghausen, Griffin Nelson, Diego Betancourt, Olivia Guerriero, Samantha DiPietro
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