Why Science in Motion?
There is no cost to the partner schools or their teachers. The EC-SIM program is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and supported by Elizabethtown College.
SIM works to meet the individual needs of the schools by asking them to provide a yearly “wish list” of equipment. The most commonly requested items are purchased and loaned, upon request, to the schools. The Mobile Educator delivers and picks up the equipment and supplies with the SIM van on a first-come, first-serve basis.
There are three types of support our Mobile Educator can provide to schools:
- Deliver and pick up equipment at your school;
- Team teach the lesson/lab in the classroom;
- Assist the teacher as a “second pair of hands” when running the lab.
The Mobile Educator and staff will replace all consumable supplies and refurbish the equipment and kits after each use. Therefore, teachers have no maintenance on equipment and supplies.
Teachers in our Region can participate in SIM workshops at Elizabethtown College. Workshops may include lesson and lab development sessions, learning to use newly acquired equipment, and other training requested by the teachers. Trainings are scheduled as finances permit.
EC-SIM serves educators teaching grades 7-12 in both public and private schools. We have a variety of STEM equipment that can be used for all types of classroom settings. (Ex. Gifted, Agriculture, Math, Special Education, etc.)