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Science Hits the Road

Three projects in NSF's Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program have together reached thousands of students. Rutgers University launched a 40-foot mobile laboratory bringing graduate students to deliver hands-on science to 14 middle schools and communities around New Jersey. Popular lessons focus on volcanoes, DNA and forensics. The Florida Institute of Technology's project highlights ocean sciences. A 35-foot mobile laboratory for high school students in Brevard County supports hands-on learning with multiple work stations and equipment including microscopes, GPS systems, and a weather station. The project at the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) brings science to K-12 students through the "Science On Wheels" program, in which graduate fellows travel to schools and field sites to work with teachers and students.  

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