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Moline High School receives $25,000 to revamp science curriculum


By Rock Island Today Reports | Mar 22, 2016

Moline High School has received a $25,000 grant to revamp its science curriculum.

Moline High School (MHS) recently received $25,000 from the Moline Public Schools Foundation (MPSF) to implement a curriculum school officials said will emphasize physics as a gateway to other scientific fields.

The Physics First curriculum prioritizes data collection and a foundation of physics instruction as a means of taking on other traditional science subjects like biology and chemistry.

“The Moline Public Schools Foundation is excited to support Physics First,” MPSF Executive Director Jayne O’Brien said. “This type of hands-on programming covers life, earth and physical sciences and will allow students to master science by doing science. Physics First is an innovative approach that will impact the rigor and relevance of curriculum being offered and ensure our students are prepared for college and careers. We believe this is an investment in our future leaders.”

The grant supports the district's ongoing effort to bulk up its science resources. MHS has already added three new labs to support Physics First education, in addition to renovating its two existing chemistry labs.

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