Exploratorium teams with schools to combine language and science

The Exploratorium is working with a local school district on a pioneering program that combines language and science.
April 4, 2014 9:24:09 PM PDT
As California schools revamp to adjust to new state standards, the Exploratorium in San Francisco is ahead of the curve. The museum is working with a local school district on a pioneering program that combines language and science.

Numerous studies indicate most California elementary schools offer very little science and kids with limited English skills get even less. That's why the Exploratorium is working with the Sonoma Valley School District to use science as a tool for improving English.

The Exploratorium has been working with the district for six years fine tuning teacher training and materials so the program can be replicated around the country.

The program is funded by private foundations and the U.S. Department of Education.

Watch "More to Explore" ? a look at why visitors keep returning to the Exploratorium Sunday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Written and produced by Jennifer Olney


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