Educational Technology

June 26, 2010

Teaching partnership shows science’s real-world uses

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By Ashley Boyd, Tuscaloosa News

A team of University of Alabama faculty and high school teachers is developing science experiments that will be used as teaching tools in high school classrooms. The group VISTA, Virtual Integration of Science and Technology in Alabama, hopes to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of new scientific concepts. “This is novel science that’s not in the curriculum,” said Sherry Nichols, a science education professor at the University of Alabama. “How do you put novel science into an already overloaded curriculum? The hook is, this is new science that’s exciting.” The idea first started as an experimental workshop at UA. Now it’s a three-week project in which UA science professors and area high school teachers work together on experiments.

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