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Project Summary

MAIS K-6 Science Inquiry, Investigation, and Design Technology, or for short, MAIS K-6 Science Inquiry, is designed to prepare and assist teachers in 25 MAIS schools to engage K-6 students in inquiry, in the processes of science, in problem solving and critical thinking, in designing and conducting investigations, and in communicating and defending conclusions---skills important across the curriculum and throughout life. It utilizes inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on science to speed alignment with the standards of Project AERO (American Education Reaches Out) and the USA National Science Education Standards (NSES) and helps meet the expectations of school accreditation agencies.

Implementation successes will be shared with other international schools worldwide. The ultimate beneficiaries are K-6 students in international schools who will be better able to act and think in ways associated with inquiry, utilize science in their daily lives, and compete successfully in a global economy and world increasingly dependent upon science and technology.

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Reina O'Hale
Executive Director, MAIS
Madrid, Spain

Dr. Ken Mechling - Project Director
1305 Robinwood Drive
Clarion, PA 16214 USA