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Northeast Times | October 26, 2020

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NISD Teachers Learn from Scientist at Crazy Science Day

NISD Teachers Learn from Scientist at Crazy Science Day

On Friday, October 23, approximately 30 teachers spent the day with nationally recognized scientist Jason Osborne. Osborne has an extensive background in neuroscience and is the president and co-founder of Paleo Quest, a non-profit citizen science organization designed to advance the sciences of paleontology and geology through material contributions to museum collections, field exploration, scientific publication and the advancement of science education.

 

“We are always looking for ways to increase the scientific literacy of our teachers, which in turn fosters a love of learning in our students,” said NISD Elementary Science Coordinator Tammy Motley. “It’s all about understanding the world around us.”

 

Teachers spent Crazy Science Day studying weathering, erosion and fossils. In addition Osborne introduced a pilot project for teachers and students to assist scientists by tracing neurons in brain tissue.

 

PHOTO: Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) staff members Jacque DeLong, Kylie Lloyd, Aylor Rix, and Lauren Wilmoth are searching for shark fossils that will be separated and sent off further study.