Science Now!

The Problem

With the recent budget cuts in the Quincy Public Schools system, laboratory sciences have been less emphasized in the middle school curriculum. Research shows that hands-on experiments are crucial for children to foster a creative spirit and allow appreciation of scientific inquiry.

Plan of Action

Implementing a student-run after school program, Science Now!, in various Quincy Public elementary schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Science Now! consists of five dedicated and enthusiastic high school students. The goal of Science Now! is to educate children about various STEM disciplines. Through simple-to-understand experiments, students will be able to grasp higher-level concepts. Students will learn to practice safe laboratory rules through interdisciplinary STEM projects and develop a curiosity for science. They will also learn to take responsibility for their research, while working in groups.

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