Below: Project by Steve Barber: conducted "Draw-a-Scientist" test and interviews of students on prior knowledge of weather concepts.

  Jeri Barger conducted the "Draw-a-Scientist" test with her students.


Above: "Bucket of Science" containing field and research tools for students by Scott Aylor and Kathy Firestone, Botetourt County Schools. They also conducted the "Draw-a-Scientist" test.

So sorry that this photo is blurry, my fault. Pam Cundiff's project involved integrating math and science in her 4th grade class.

Tabatha Entsminger is shown presenting her flip book project. Her project also included activities for her 4th graders.

Julie Griffin of Montgomery County Schools displays her project involving making inferences from photos. Her project also involved journaling activities with her students.

Jessica Humphrey shares the project poster from her work on pendulums with 4th and 5th graders.

Jasmin Venable's project was to conduct the AIMS consumer testing investigation of chewing gum with her Roanoke City 3rd graders.

Below, Nikki Metchem presents a poster summarizing her 4th grade students' investigation of pets. She also conducted the "Draw-a-Scientist" test.

Julie Mowles presents a drawing of one her 4th graders for the "Draw-a-Scientist" test. She also did a solar system model with her students and a phenology investigation.

Below, Julie Noell of Roanoke Catholic School demonstrates her project with her 2nd graders on the planets and seasons.

Above, Crystal Pruitt shares her inquiry question poster, part of her project on electricity.

 The 2010 Hollins Elementary Science Institute for Teachers was sponsored by the  Hollins University's Department of Biology, with the support of a grant from the State Council of Higher Education under the Improving Teacher Quality Program.
    Elementary Science Institute for Teachers
                                                Michael Bentley, Director; Rene Godard; Co-Director
                                           Department of Biology, P.O. Box 9615
                                            Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 24020