Science Bits and Bytes



Science can be a daunting subject for students and teachers alike. Starting in September students and teachers at Torey J. Sabatini School in Madison (Morris County) will discover that science can be fun and easy to master.

Teachers Aldona Skrypa, Gloria Ebbe, Sandra Simpson, Jim Stricchiola, and Katherine Rohr will utilize a $3,995 grant from the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education to help students experience dynamic, hands-on, technology-integrated activities and learn the three critical elements of a great science lesson: OQV: Observation, Questioning, Manipulation of Variables.

In addition, a series of specialized workshops will provide teachers with the skills they need to plan exciting science lessons using hands-on classroom activities.

Activities will incorporate chemistry, and physical, environmental, life, earth, and space sciences.

The Bytes of this project will concentrate on incorporating computers into the science lessons.

A "Celebration of Science Day" will include displays and demonstrations of science activities for parents and the community.

For more information about this project, contact:

Aldona J. Skrypa
(973) 377-8148