In a unique collaboration, California State PTA and Radio Disney AM 1310 are getting elementary-school kids at El Monte Elementary School excited about science through the dynamic, educational Science Rocks program. By blending education and entertainment, the Science Rocks program raises awareness about science and science careers, and helps to make science “cool.”
Science Rocks is being offered to 14 elementary schools in the Bay Area this winter as part of a pilot program. The program includes a free assembly and resources for a classroom activity. It is designed to generate enthusiasm and excitement for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies in 2nd through 5th graders in four school districts including Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
“Parents and educators, in particular, need greater awareness about how important it is for students to advance their proficiency levels and become highly skilled in STEM fields,” says California State PTA Vice President for Education Dianna MacDonald. “At the conclusion of the program, our hope is that students will be more excited about science and see that science does in fact, rock!”
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