Mr. and Mrs. David Dupee Grant: Let's Have a Moment of Science
- School Year: 2023-2024
- Applicants: Kristin Cavallo
- School: Whiting Lane Elementary School
- Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Technology, STEAM
Let's Have a Moment of Science is a grant designed to enhance the science units of fourth grade students. The program allows forty-six students at Whiting Lane Elementary School a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on, inquiry-based science programs four times a year. Each learning opportunity ranges in length from sixty to ninety minutes and encourages critical thinking and incorporates the scientific practices and cross cutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards. Educators are in a unique position of training scholars for careers and opportunities that have not yet been created. Our greatest tool to assist students is the development of critical thinking and inquiry skills. These transcend any specific career goals and build resilient thinkers. Elevating our science curriculum with these programs affords students the opportunity to engage in these practices.