Science and Everyday Experiences Initiative (SEE)

As Project SEE exits its planning year and enters its second year of implementation, the momentum grows exponentially! Approximately 55 regional and state coordinators representing more than 900 chapters of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority are now mobilized globally to permeate African-American communities with informal science and mathematics education activities for children. The coordinators, who have a background in mathematics, science, or technology, were trained at AAAS in June and have been on the move since. Their enthusiasm, energy and creativity are only matched by their dedication. The project is now planning to put the promotions piece in place with a debut on Radio One, Inc., followed by plans to make its first appearance in the Kids' Corner of the Afro-American Newspaper of Baltimore, Maryland. Visit the SEE website to learn more about this innovative project.

Kinetic City

Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth is a new web based, interactive science story game that has been developed for children age 8-11 for individual use or team play in after school clubs.

This fall, Kinetic City features four new missions, focusing on the earth and the forces that shape it, systems, and the harvesting of power. As in every Kinetic City mission, children log on to www.kineticcity.com, visit the Control Car to view the latest mission, and then perform a series of five learning activities. They then test their knowledge in the Mission to Vearth game. Over the coming years, children will be able to play a total of 60 missions, covering all 12 chapters of Project 2061's Benchmarks for Science Literacy.


 

Project LEAP

Learning Environment Activities Pays (LEAP), funded by the National Science Foundation, is a project with The Learning Bank of Baltimore, MD. Working with adult literacy students and their families, Project LEAP uses environmental science activities to teach learners science process skills and help relate current environmental issues to their local neighborhoods, as well as to the larger world. The activities focus on a variety of topics such as acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and energy sources. Currently in the pilot phase, the aim of the initiative is to expand Project Leap to other literacy centers across the country.

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Roadmaps and Rampways

Roadmaps and Rampways: Profiles of Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, and Technology, chronicles the personal and educational journeys of three dozen ENTRY POINT! students, showing how they bridged the gap between society constraints and scientific pursuits. It also shows how the students were helped by assistive technologies, supportive mentors and families, and legislation that opened higher education to people with disabilities. The book, co-authored by Virginia Stern, director of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability, and science writer Michael Woods, focuses on useful strategies for translating educational skills into the workplace. It emphasizes that no “one-size-fits-all” approach accounts for successful transitions beyond the classroom.

To order a copy of Roadmaps and Rampways, please call 1-800-222-7809. The cover price of the book is $29.95; AAAS members can purchase it at the discounted price of $23.95. For further information on the Project on Science, Technology, and Disability please contact Virginia Stern, vstern@aaas.org or 202-326-6630 (voice/tdd).

 

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