• Adaptation Extravaganza

    Third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be able to explore animal and plant changes that is influenced by climate, food access and survival needs. The Heard Museum will send a representative or a group of representatives to present activities that will actively involve our students in the adaptation changes of animals and plants, furthermore bringing their nonfiction reading to life. 

    Rountree - Cristen Allen

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  • All Hands on Science!

    All Hands on Science will allow the 132 kindergarten students at Lindsey Elementary to engage more thoroughly in scientific exploration and discovery by putting science tools and materials into their hands. These science tools, including hand lenses and magnets, will be used by hundreds of students in the years to comes.

    Lindsey - Cherry Ertsos

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  • Atomic Madness!!

    Hands-on models help students visualize and build atomic models as they learn about atoms, electron charges, and periodic elements.

    Ford - Mary Claire March

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  • Bolin's Robotics Club

    Bolin's Robotics Club meets every week after school to work in collaborative groups to complete different challenges with an assortment of robotics. After designing, building, and programming, the club members will present their robot challenge to their peers. 

    Bolin - Allyson Kennaugh

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  • Can't Stop, Won't Stop, BrainPOP! 4-6

    BrainPOP engages students through informative animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, vocabulary and writing activities, and more. The animated clips feature Tim and Moby, two humorous characters, that "hook" the students in, in order to illustrate complex subject matter. It is easy to use for teachers, students and parents with 24/7 access. 

    Reed - Tanya Johanson

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  • Conductivity is a Chemistry Thing Too!

    Students learn to use a conductivity sensor to determine types of unknown substances, relative concentrations of known substances, and the limitations of determining the types of unknown substances and their concentrations. 

    Allen High School - Sandy Lee

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  • Dichotomous Key Activity

    The two Dichotomous key activities allow for students to inspect and manipulate models while identifying organisms. Activities include classifying objects, identifying leaves and arthropods using a simple key, creating leaf art and exploring leaf morphology and adaptation. 

    Curtis - Nathaniel West

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  • Effects Of Blood Alcohol Concentration On The Body

    Forensics Students at Allen High School must be able to demonstrate understanding of the levels of tolerance and impairment due to alcohol consumption. By using impairment goggles to simulate levels of inebriation, they can apply this knowledge to forensic and criminal law studies.

    Allen High School - Darren Hayes

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  • Forensic Osteology at Allen High School

    A forensic science osteology kit would provide replicas of bones to study and learn how biological profiles of crime scene victims are created. Students with chosen tracks for criminal justice, law enforcement and forensic science could all benefit from becoming an "expert" in bone identification and analysis and as the final project create a crime scene scenario with a trial.

    Allen High School - Tara Allgood

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  • Growing Anderson All-Stars

    Interactive games and activites will introduce students to knowledge of how different food enables your body to function and will encourage more eagerness with trying a larger variety of food products and learning about them. Through interactive learning, students will start healthy eating habits and consequently be healthier adults. 

    Anderson - Rebecca Beane Purdue

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  • Hands On Science

    Hands On Science curriculum will get kids excited and engaged in science instruction through hands on explorations. The use of books, along with experiments and real world activities will help students retain their science knowledge and help prepare them for future grade levels. 

    Bolin - Brandi Pernisi

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  • Hands On Science Centers in Second

    This hands on, integrated science activity kit provides students with high-interest projects that cover eight different science concepts while integrating various math, reading, writing, social studies, and art concepts. The science activities provided in the science activity kits are hands-on, engaging, and student-directed. 

    Bolin - Emily Barrett

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  • Here Fishy Fishy

    The introduction of stock fish will create innovative opportunities for students to view, measure and make predictions about the bass and blue gill populations in the pond at the STEAM center. Through the usage of previously purchased underwater cameras, students will be immersed into a natural aquatic habitat. 

    STEAM Center - Melissa Kelly

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  • Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's off to CAMP we go!

    5th grade students will be immersed in hands-on science discovery delivered in specially-designed outdoor classrooms, all while enjoying the experience of over-night camp. 

    Rountree - Paige Zettler

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  • Improving Accuracy Of Measurement In Ballistics and Entomology

    This grant will provide Forensic students with highly precise instruments called calipers, which will be used to practice collecting precise and accurate data from simulated crime scenes, such as fabric weave patterns, bullet casings, and glass fractures.

    Allen High School - Darren Hayes

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  • It's All About Science!

    It's All About Science will provide exploratory, engaging science acitivites to help K-2 teachers facilitate hands-on learning in science concepts.

    Story - Kristi Kellum

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  • Live Owls for Reed Owls

    With Allen Education Foundation funding, the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will present owls and their habits and habitats for the Reed Owl student body. A close up view of the owls, along with information regarding the conservation and preservation of these raptors and other birds of prey, will give Reed Owls an experience they will never forget. 

    Reed - Barbara Dill

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  • Mind Blowing Science!

    "Mind Blowing Science" will be implemented to enhance our present science curriculum for first graders. There will be an extension of projects introduced from The STEAM Center and our Maker Space program. Students will be provided with manipulatives that will afford a link for the concrete thinker to better understand scientific ideas.

    Kerr - Regena Bell

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  • Plants are Alive!

    The 1st grade students will be able to develop a love for Science and get to experience nature first hand by observing a world of giant flowers and plants. They will explore the plant parts and functions, as well as plant life cycle activites as they experience a trail walk through the Dallas Arboretum.

    Rountree - Katie Massey

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  • Positive Change Initiative

    Project Positive Impact will equip our children with the supplies needed to impact our community in a positive way by improving our natural creek areas with new young trees that will aide against further future erosion, and will given them the necessary tools to help clean up our local ecosystem. 

    Boon - Clarissa Mitchell

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  • Read All About It

    Scholastic Super Science Magazine allows teachers to bridge Science and ELA with the STEAM concept using real world events/articles. Hands-on investigations; bright, clear pictures; engineering challenges; video/text support help students to make connections and increase interest. 

    Kerr - Katherine Drury

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  • REDOX Reactions are Everywhere

    Students learn to use a Oxidation Reduction Potential sensor to determine types of unknown substances, relative concentrations of known substances, and the limitations of determining the types of unknown substances and their concentrations. 

    Allen High School - Sandy Lee

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  • Reed Grade 5: Skins and Skulls

    Skins and Skulls provides experiences with non-fiction text and hands-on experiences with animal skins and skulls for fifth grade students to learn about science in an engaging format. Using these hands-on experiences will allow students to experience and make connections about animal adaptations. 

    Reed - Christi Stinchcomb

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  • Rock Your World!

    Rountree students will experience hands-on learning when Heard Museum representatives bring in real world activities for students to be involved in. They will bring to life the Rock Cycle, Natural Disasters, Weathering and Erosion and will help students understand the different soil types and their importance

    Rountree - Cristen Allen

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  • Science on the Move (continued)

    Science on the Move is an engaging way for sixth grade students to reinforce their knowledge and skills by teaching younger students. Whether it's showing ways that matter can change, experiencing how forces affect motion or guiding a STEM activity, the best way to learn is to teach. Students of all ages can enjoy working together and learning from each other in a unique and enriching way. 

    Bolin - Iris Seria

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