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K-12

LITEE has been involved in several activities outside the sphere of university education.

       

LITEE has offered a workshop to science teachers showing how the Della case study could be used to teach physics concepts. Based on this workshop, teachers from high schools including Tallassee City Schools, Hoover High School, and the Magnet Program at Wheeler School, GA, have used the LITEE case studies in their classrooms and report very positive results in motivating young students to pursue scientific and engineering professions.

             

With cooperation and a seed grant from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, LITEE held an Energy Camp based on one of the case studies. 24 students belonging to the Alabama 4-H program were invited. Evaluation results showed that the students and adults who attended obtained a better understanding of energy, physics, and information technology concepts and their connection to real-world problems (Sankar et al., 2004).

4-H Students at Camp

4-H students at camp