The results of Greece's emphasis on integrating science and technology show increased student achievement in both science and reading. In 2004-05, 96 percent of Greece's students met or exceeded the state standard on the fourth-grade New York state science test. That number represented a 5 percent increase from 2003-2004 and a 13 percent increase from 2002-2003. Additionally, 66 percent of the district's fourth-grade students exceeded the state standard in science -- representing a 40 percent increase from 2003-2004. In addition, significant gains by fourth graders in English language arts scores were noted, which also might be a result of the science/technology integration program.
Matthew, thanks for all your crayfish knowledge. I am a third grade teacher and we teach with the FOSS kits. For the first time, we found a mama on Tuesday morning with eggs. We had worked with her on Monday so we have a pretty good indicator when the eggs were laid. Today, Thursday, we came to school to find another mama putting eggs under her tail. (Pretty fascinating) We have them in tubs so the kids can see them and work with them. We move them to a separate basin to feed them except for elodea in their containers. I have separated the mothers. How often should I feed them? Will the babies be okay in the basins as long as I put in homes and things for them to hide under??? The sad part is we will probably be out of school before any of them hatch.
The developing world needs various industrial tools to be used in agriculture, health, mining, engineering, communication, etc., in order to produce goods and services for citizens’ consumption. These goods and services can be more effectively produced through intensified basic and applied research. It is therefore, important for higher and tertiary education and training institutions to invest in constructive and productive research. It is encouraging to see the University actively involved in various research projects in collaboration with local and international organisations.