Hands-on Science Improves High School Test Scores

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Hands-on Science Improves High School Test Scores

Hands-on Science Improves High School Test Scores

Charleston, South Carolina -- Empowering teachers and engaging students are two goals of the Charleston County School District, and the district is finding pathways to those goals with Inquiries in Science ® kits from Carolina Biological Supply Company. “After using Inquiries in Science ® kits over the last three years to improve students’ end-of-year biology state exam scores,” Rodney Moore, District Science. Coordinator, stated, “We now have 85 percent or more of our students passing these exams. That is higher than the state average.” Moore explains that the kits “connect the teachers to the 5E learning cycle and enable them to make classroom teaching come alive.” Inquiries in Science® kits were designed around the 5E learning cycle of engagement, exploration, explanation, extension and evaluation with the underlying philosophy that students have more success learning science when they develop their understanding through guided-inquiry experiences that model the scientific process. •