Would your students think about STEM Salaries?

Would your students think about STEM Salaries?

It helps to remind students that scientists and engineers can make higher salaries than lower paid professions. Do you think your elementary school students are starting to think of their long-term financial and lifestyle prospects?  The information below may be of use to supplement ReSET volunteers’ discussions of what sparked their interest in science and…

RESET Volunteer Ed Rock’s Take on Pre-K

RESET Volunteer Ed Rock’s Take on Pre-K

Report on Ed Rock’s PreKindergarten experience:  “You almost always leave the pre-school with students telling you they LOVE you.  This is pretty life affirming, especially if you’re having a bad day!” Edward Rock may not have volunteered with RESET for very long, but he’s already feeling the love. The last six months, Rock, who has…

Need Ideas for Classroom Sessions?

Need Ideas for Classroom Sessions?

ReSET volunteer John Emler recently attended a science teaching session at the Greenbelt, MD Community Center.  Additional sessions are scheduled: June 22nd & 23rd: Chemistry: Introduce the basic concepts of chemistry and show how chemical reactions can be controlled. July 27th & 28th: Fluids: Introduce the concepts of viscosity, lift, drag and entrainment. John reports that the…

Feedback from Bailey’s Elementary School in Falls Church, VA

Feedback from Bailey’s Elementary School in Falls Church, VA

Bailey Elementary’s Science Coordinator Lynn Riggs sent the note below on this term’s ReSET program by Volunteer Kojo Opoku:   We had a great experience with Kojo. He worked very well with me as well as the classroom teacher. He was very dedicated, designing and preparing interesting experiments in electricity for the 4th grade students….

Beverly Yett’s Adaptive Evolution Experiment

Beverly Yett’s Adaptive Evolution Experiment

Report from RESET Volunteer Beverly Yett: The two things the students seemed to be most excited about were the facial reconstruction and what they called the bird beak experiment.  This was a bit of a diversion for me but I wanted to demonstrate both biodiversity and adaptive changes to the environment. The students made “cootie catchers” a simple origami form…

Press Release – DCPS Students Make Steady Improvement in Science Proficiency

Press Release – DCPS Students Make Steady Improvement in Science Proficiency

Better late than never: The final 2009 DC CAS Science Results released last year. The progress was small, but heading in the right direction… Press Release – The Progress Continues — DCPS Students Make Steady Improvement in Science Proficiency – DC Public Schools, Washington, DC