Science from Scientists In-School Module-Based STEM Enrichment Program - Harvest Network Charter Schools
Education Grant Recipient: Karlene A. French, Science from Scientists
Grant Period: 2018-2019
Award Value: $15,000
Site: Harvest Network Charter Schools
Project Summary: Science from Scientists’ (SfS) mission is to improve the aptitudes and attitudes of elementary and middle school students using its In-School Module-Based (ISMB) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) enrichment program, which currently is serving over 8,300 students in 60 schools in Massachusetts, California, and Minnesota. With these grant funds, SfS would be able to bring the ISMB program to one partner school, Harvest Network Charter Schools, in Minneapolis, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The main elements of the program are as follows: (1) sending the same two real, charismatic scientists into 3rd through 8th grade classrooms, during school, every other week for the entire academic year (~18 visits) to teach hands-on, engaging STEM lessons aligned national and state academic frameworks; and (2) measuring the success of our ISMB program by tracking student scores on state science assessments, administering pre- and post-lesson quizzes, and collecting semiannual teacher and student surveys.