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submitter: WV-Handle on Science
published: 11/05/1998
posted to site: 11/05/1998
The following articles were written about the Handle on Science project in the Wheeling News-Register.

  • Pilot Project Set to Start, August 26, 1997
  • Getting a Handle On Science, November 2, 1997
  • A SMART Commitment to Hands-On Learning, November 2, 1997
  • Bayer Gives $100,000 To Schools, March 5, 1998
  • $1.86 Million Science Grant To Benefit Panhandle Schools, May 22, 1998
  • 'Hands-On' Science Funded, May 22, 1998 (in the Wheeling Intelligencer)
  • New Program Makes Science Fun, July 19, 1998

The following is a summary of these articles. We were unable to gain copyright permission to post them in their entirety.

These articles describe the goals of the Handle On Science project--to unite local business, colleges, informal science centers, and local school systems in moving from "a teacher-centered, lecture based curriculum to a student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum." They began by discussing Handle On Science's beginnings as a pilot program, and continue with its award of the NSF LSC grant. While the NSF grant pays for teacher training, one article notes, Handle On Science continues to seek and receive funding and materials from local businesses and industries which help defray the cost of the science kits and the kit refurbishment center. Many of the articles discuss teacher's reactions to using the kits--"Thank you for making science fun again," said one teacher, while another said it was the best teaching experience she had ever had.