3M Foundation Awards 3M Ingenuity Grants to Teachers
Here are two of the many projects that impressed the 3M Ingenuity Grant selection committee in 2011:
Hesperia, Calif. (3M Oak Hills), Eighth Graders – “Learning Science is FUN!”
Ranchero Middle School will use the grant to purchase supplies – ranging from altimeters to telescope kits – that help students use hands-on experimentation and activities to learn about physics, chemistry, matter, and astronomy. Quarterly culminating “Science is FUN!” activity days will challenge students with content knowledge, technology application, and problem solving situations.
Decatur, Ala., Sixth - Eighth Graders – “An Innovative Way to Lead Inquiry”
A 3M Ingenuity Grant went to Oak Park Middle School for iPod Touches and applications such as The Weather Channel, which will allow students to study weather maps. They’ll videotape their forecasts for viewing in class the following day.
In the nine years of the program, 930 grants, totaling nearly $2.6 million, have been awarded nationally to 605 schools, benefiting over 280,000 students.
To see a list of all 2011 3M Ingenuity Grant recipients, click here