A love of science can start at an early age. Usually, it takes a pivotal moment in a classroom, with an enthusiastic science teacher, for that spark to catch. If it does, that love of science can keep growing; if not, many students will develop a dislike of science, which will also grow, and besides being detrimental to that student’s performance in the classroom, can also propagate scientific illiteracy as they grow older.
One way to ensure that more students develop a love of science is to equip them with the tools necessary to see what science really is: an experiential way to evaluate the world. The Northrop Grumman Foundation Fab School Labs Contest asked middle schools from around the country to propose makeovers to their school science labs. Five schools will win their proposed makeover! One of the finalist schools is my former middle school, Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel, NJ. The teacher who proposed the project was my little sister’s science teacher and she was excellent! I am sure she will use the new equipment to continue making science exciting and accessible to 7th and 8th graders.
Please vote for Harrington Middle School today, Monday 11/16, by clicking here to access the voting page on Facebook.
And you can see the submission video below: