Learning That Works: Science in the Real World - Community Projects (2000)

Genres - Education  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |  
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In 1989, science teacher Bob Madar began the Field Biology Program as an attempt to prevent dropouts at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, OR. Since then, it has developed into a two-year biology class that welcomes students from all academic levels. In Learning That Works: Science in the Real World -- Community Projects, students are shown spending the first year on biology basics and honing research and field work skills; the second year deals almost entirely with field work. They work with scientists from area labs and develop projects that appeal to their interests in addition to benefiting the community.

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biology, high-school, research, scientist, teacher