National Science Foundation gives $1.2 million to bolster high school chemistry in Baltimore


National Science Foundation gives $1.2 million to bolster high school chemistry in Baltimore
  1. National Science Foundation gives $1.2 million to bolster high school chemistry in Baltimore
    baltimoresun.com
    The National Science Foundation is providing $1.2 million to help bolster the chemistry curriculum in Baltimore and transform how it is taught in the city’s high schools.The grant will support a partnership between the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the city school system to design a course of s…
    Maryland (MD)

The National Science Foundation is providing $1.2 million to help bolster the chemistry curriculum in Baltimore and transform how it is taught in the city’s high schools.

The grant will support a partnership between the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the city school system to design a course of study that infuses Earth science into chemistry classes. The topics explored will be Baltimore-focused, according to an announcement on Thursday by The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, an independent environmental research organization.

The lessons will incorporate data collected by the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a research program that studies ecological systems over time. Students will learn about the various ways chemistry impacts the local environment, according to the Carey institute. They will study acid rain and the weathering of city sidewalks, learn about local fluctuations in carbon dioxide levels and urban heat, and explore the influence of green spaces in the city.

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Renee Foose said Wednesday she has declined to take a position with the Maryland State Department of Education that had been approved by the state school board Tuesday.

Renee Foose said Wednesday she has declined to take a position with the Maryland State Department of Education that had been approved by the state school board Tuesday.

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Around 18 two-year-olds get ready to begin school at the Loyola Early Learning Center. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun video)

Around 18 two-year-olds get ready to begin school at the Loyola Early Learning Center. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun video)

“Our hope is that by anchoring Earth science lessons in Baltimore research, the content will be more relevant and engag…

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