The PS Science In-Class program puts PS Science instructors in Title I elementary classrooms to work side-by-side with the classroom teacher to deliver the weekly science curriculum. The program lasts for two years, and thereafter, the classroom teacher takes the lead role as science educator.
The first level of training for partner school teachers is two years of observation and assistance. PS Science instructors teach in such a way as to empower partner schools’ teachers to eventually take the lead on all instruction and activities. Partner teachers are supported to deliver the Engage and Evaluate stages of the lesson, and in turn support the PS Science instructors while they deliver the more content-intensive phases of the lesson, and are then given in-school time to ask questions and review methods.
“Thank you PS Science for helping to bring science to life at William Green Elementary with hands-on materials, engaging lessons, fun investigations, and memorable experiences. Students in grades 1-5 receive an exemplary science program and teachers gain valuable coaching experience. This program transforms our students to become inquisitive and creative 21st century learners. “
—Principal, William Green Elementary; Lawndale, CA
“PS Science is a hands-on approach to learning this year in room 24. It is teaching through collaboration and giving the future scientists of Room 24 a way to learn that engages all my students. “
—4th grade Teacher
“I personally never taught Science before the PS Science program came to our school. It has been a great experience for myself and the students. The students get so excited on Science day! When I was in school our science lessons were taught from a book. We read the lesson each week and then answered the questions and I will admit that I hated Science. I know that my students all enjoy learning Science. “
—1st grade Teacher