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Plymouth schools to share in $6.7 million federal grant for science education

October 4, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The nation is investing in science and Plymouth High School along with several other schools in the state will benefit from it.
Plymouth High School, Purdue University and three other school districts – Lafayette, Tippecanoe and Taylor Community – will share a $6.7 million in a National Science Foundation grant to improve science learning in the third through the sixth grades. Partnering in the effort are Purdue's colleges of Education, Engineering, Science and Technology, the Discovery Learning Research Center, and regional industries.
“We’ve been partnering with Purdue’s schools in math, engineering and science to create lesson plans with a vision towards creating some of the top engineers in the U.S.,” said Plymouth Superintendent of Schools Dan Tyree. “It’s part of a ramping up of interest in science, math and technology teaching at schools like Plymouth.”
The work will focus on the use of engineering design-based teaching. The concept teaches problem solving in math and science through design projects.
For more see tomorrow's Pilot News.

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