PUD awards district with mini grants for science projects

Jan 05, 2011

Snohomish County Public Utility District has recently awarded three mini-grants for science-related educational projects in several schools in the Mukilteo School District.

Nine schools total from schools in Snohomish County were awarded the grants.  The grants help schools incorporate energy and water education into the schools’ curriculum.

The following Mukilteo teachers and schools received support for 2010-2011 projects:

Columbia Elementary – Scott Schafer, Marilyn Johnson, Christina Fulkerson and Dawn Halvorson (4th grade) – Students will learn about how electricity is generated and flows through a circuit. 

They will form simple circuits as well as more advanced circuits such as series and parallel. They also will learn and demonstrate that the human body can conduct electricity.  

Voyager Middle School – James W. Sparks, Izabella Lapinski and Dr. David Zirkle (8th grade) – Students will culminate their study of Washington state with a trip to the Henry M. Jackson Hydroelectric Project. 

They will learn the scientific and economic components of energy production and distribution throughout the Northwest.

Fairmount Elementary – Roxine Hoekman (2nd-5th grade) – With a goal of teaching science and social studies through the discipline of reading, Fairmount Elementary is expanding its non-fiction science library. 

The grant will help them conduct “strategic guided reading intervention” with books, work on comprehension strategies, learn about energy in the science content area and have the opportunity to do follow-up mini-projects.  

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