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Elizabeth Hill
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Bear Exploration Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology

Goal:  Bear Exploration Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology provides a hands-on, integrated curriculum to help students develop skills needed for a complex, scientific and technological world.

Curriculum:  Grade levels use traditional curriculum with enrichment in math, science and technology.  Teachers use hands-on, manipulative-based instruction and field experiences to make learning meaningful.  Technology is integrated throughout all areas of learning.

Grades served:  Kindergarten through fifth grade.

Distinctive Program Features

  • Outdoor Classroom/Environmental Center with ponds, butterfly garden & habitat, turtle habitat, bee hive, and vegetable gardens
  • Extensive Field Experiences including Huntsville Space & Rocket Center, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Georgia Aquarium, DeSoto Caverns, Old Alabama Town, McWane Science Center Sloss Furnaces
  • Spanish classes for all students with certified Spanish teacher
  • Hands –on learning modules involving interactive computer software including Stride Academy, Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math
  • Technology lab with full-time instructor; students learn desktop publishing skills and how to use digital equipment, and develop computer skills
  • Chromebooks, iPads, desktops in each classroom
  • Science lab with full-time instructor; students conduct experiments, observe and care for the school’s pets and record data in scientific journals
  • Participation in the Civil Air Patrol ACE Program – Aerospace Connections in Education
  • Art Teacher integrates art into traditional instruction; students compete in annual art shows and contests
  • Grade level musical productions throughout the year 
  • Comprehensive after school program which features Honor Chorus, Jump Rope Team, Green Team, Robotics, and Art classes including ceramics
  • WBEC-TV State-of-the-art media production studio; students produce news segments for closed circuit television channel and broadcast morning announcements
  • Parental involvement programs such as Family Math Night, Family Science Night, Book Swap, Fall Festival
  • Award-winning PTA

 

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