| Teacher Uses Education Foundation Grant
to Enrich Space Science Lessons
Maria Cristina Andre’s goal to raise elementary students’ interest in math and science was recently boosted by a grant from the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation. This 1st grade GATE teacher at Carver Elementary had applied for a $2,015 innovative teaching grant from the Education Foundation last year and has used it to impact her entire school.
Something “big” turned out to be a 16-foot Earth, several planets and a four-foot moon, provided by Trinity Science Solutions to allow students to better visualize how the planets align. Andre’ had seen the company’s presentation on erosion, and realized that her students would benefit from the Orbit Around the Earth Expo.
Students volunteered to move the Earth and moon around to help them understand space science vocabulary, such as rotation and orbit.
Pre-k through 5th grade students attended sessions on their level facilitated by the company. Read more. . .