Thursday, June 11, 2009

Want to be one of the First Middle School Science Teachers to Try Out Design Squad Curriculum Materials in Your Classroom?

The producers of the PBS TV show Design Squad ( are conducting a field test of the Design Squad curriculum in eight middle school classrooms during the upcoming academic year (2009-2010). Classrooms that participate in the study will receive the Design Squad Teacher's Guide and accompanying videos.

Classrooms that can commit at least six class periods to the curriculum (activities from two units) are preferred. The Design Squad curriculum is focused on physical science and includes three units: Electricity or Air Pressure; Sound; and Buoyancy and Newton's Laws.

In most cases, these units are taught during different times of the year at each school. This study design is flexible enough so that you'll be able to easily integrate Design Squad into your existing curriculum.

If you have any questions or you would like to see if you qualify for the study, please contact Chris Bransfield at

NOTE: This update came directly from PBS Teachers! Are you on their email mailing list?

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