Middle School Teachers Take STEM Thinking Outside the Box

A Roane State Community College professor and two middle school teachers try to figure out what's in their mystery black box at a workshop on Biology in a Box

A Roane State Community College professor and two middle school teachers work together to figure out what’s in their mystery black box at a Biology in a Box workshop

Middle school science teachers from across East Tennessee were introduced to inquiry-based activities at the intersection of math and science during several training workshops this fall. NIMBioS Associate Director for Education & Outreach Suzanne Lenhart and Education & Outreach Coordinator Kelly Sturner  helped teach the series of three workshops, all targeting teachers in different East Tennessee counties. The workshops’ goal was to introduce teachers to a popular “STEM in a box” type activities, including the University of Tennessee and NIMBioS’ Biology in a Box as well as Roane State Community College and ORAU‘s Lab-in-a-Box. STEMSpark, the East Tennessee STEM education hub — a network of educators and professionals — hosted the workshops.

More pictures from the events here!

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