The Best Thing in Science Education to Hit the Road

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proudly launches the Traveling Science Laboratory, an innovative outreach program that will bring contemporary teaching techniques and tools to Tar Heel public schools that are underserved in the sciences. This 40-foot-long, custom-equipped science and technology vehicle supports hands-on, inquiry-based learning and delivers innovative science modules and Internet access to North Carolina students in collaboration with a network of trained teachers. PMABS coordinates the traveling laboratory's activities.

The traveling laboratory, nicknamed "Destiny," offers a unique, visually powerful environment in which to explore ways to improve the quality of science education. First, by providing contemporary instruction, training, and tools, "Destiny" enhances the learning experience for students and teachers. Second, by engaging families, school administrators, school board members, local business leaders, and government officials, "Destiny" heightens awareness of the role of science and technology in the state's economy and of the career opportunities that await its young people.

The traveling science laboratory is funded in part by a generous grant from Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Computers on board are provided by IBM.

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