Lesson encourages kids to think like scientists


Thursday, February 21st 2008, 3:11 pm

By: News 9


The K20 Center is responding to America's urgent challenge to remain a world leader in science and technology. To see how they're doing it inside Oklahoma classrooms watch the story titled "Choctaw student think like scientists".

Now that you've watched the story, you can see what an exciting lesson it is for Oklahoma students! The K20 Center's "K20: Improving Science Education across Oklahoma" program is making a difference in the minds of these young kids while they dream about their future. We spoke to one little boy who decided after a few science experiments that he wants to be a scientist! The hands on learning approach is inspiring children across Oklahoma.

K20 programs have impacted more than 500 Oklahoma schools, reaching more than 1,500 school leaders, 3,800 educators and 48,000 students. And the programs range from lessons on engineering and biotechnology to mathematics and elementary science. Each year, K20 picks 8-10 schools to implement programs.

To learn more about K20, which operates out of University of Oklahoma, check out the website below.

http://k20center.ou.edu/

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