A mentoring partnership with a science twist

rhs_halstead_partnership2What do elementary and high school students have in common?
For the students at Halstead Academy, Pleasant Plains Elementary, and Randallstown High, the connection is science. The schools have developed a dynamic mentoring partnership to get Grade 5 students excited about science.
Jim Dyson, magnet coordinator at Randallstown High, kicked-off the program by visiting both Halstead Academy and Pleasant Plains on October 7 to excite the students about this unique learning opportunity.
After working on a DNA fruit extraction with the Randallstown High bio-medical magnet students, all Grade 5 students were invited to apply to participate in the partnership, which includes opportunities to travel to the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore for science investigations.
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“The students are very excited about working with high school students and learning about science in the real world,” says Liz Ledl, a Grade 5 teacher at Halstead Academy.
Submitted by Susie Peeling, magnet coordinator, and Diane Fontinell, library media specialist, Halstead Academy
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