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Classroom Science Gets a Makeover: NSF Fellows Bring Hands-on Lessons to Young Students

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Students watch as robot rolls down plank.

Students and teachers in Wake County, North Carolina, learn to enjoy a hands-on approach to elementary school science education.

Credit: Laura Bottomley


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Two adults sign with hands in front of group of students in classroom.

A North Carolina State University graduate engineering student and an elementary school teacher fluent in American Sign Language created new signs to represent scientific concepts. By the end of the school year, they had compiled a list of new signs to improve science education for hearing-impaired students.

Credit: Laura Bottomley


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