January 06, 2014
The winter 2013 issue of the Portland Public Schools Staff Bulletin covered two UNE-related stories.
Students in the School of Education collaborated with the Hall School Parent-Teacher Organization to hold Hall’s sixth Annual Science Night. UNE students who are studying to become elementary school teachers designed experiments and activities to teach the children about static electricity, how to build a marshmallow catapult, the physics of dropping an egg without breaking it, and how to construct sails for boats.
The bulletin also discussed the benefit to the sixth grade science students in Lincoln Middle School’s Popham House of their teacher Robin Lea’s participation in UNE’s Spartacus project, a National Science Foundation Program that links UNE researchers and graduate students with K-12 classes. Currently, the children are learning about marine debris in the Gulf of Maine.