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Scientist in the Classroom Partnerships

The Scientist in the Classroom Partnership (SCP) Program establishes partnerships between science teaching fellows (STFs) and Nashville middle school science teachers. The STFs are graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) who collaborate with educators in middle school science classrooms one day a week throughout the school year. STFs focus on working with teacher partners to develop and implement hands-on, inquiry-based activities, providing classroom demonstrations, assisting with tutoring students and directing student research projects.

News About the SCP

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 12:23pm

Students in Ms. Susan Marino's science classes at Bailey Middle School recently engaged in a crazy activity. Under the guidance of Science Teaching Fellow Jonathan Reynolds, teams of students built their own crazy creature to learn about heredity and how it works.A roll of the dice determined if...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 2:38pm

On September 30, Ms. Martin's 7th grade science classroom J.T. Moore Middle School was transformed into a cancer center. As students settled into their chairs, the little physicians were divided into groups of two or three and were given two ziploc bags, one labeled normal and one labeled cancer,...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 7:23pm

If you're a social networking fan that Google Plus +1s and/or Facebook Likes different items on the web, make sure to press the buttons that now appear on the news posts on the Center for Science Outreach's website so you can point out stories of note to your friends!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 3:18pm

On September 16, first graders at Hattie Cotton Elementary School learned about using different standard units to measure playground equipment. With popsicle sticks, sponge noodles, spoons, and felt wires in hand, students discovered that when measuring the same objects in the playground they get...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:23pm

On August 24, Nashville's WSMV Channel 4 highlighted the Scientist in the Classroom Partnership's (SCP) first foray into Metropolitan Nashville Public School's (MNPS) elementary schools with a story about Leah Potter, a Vanderbilt doctoral student in molecular physiology and biophysics working with...