Curriculum developers are working collaboratively with representatives from the schools and the community to develop curriculum materials that will be inquiry-based and delivered via a digital platform but also will include extensive hands-on and classroom experiences. It will align with the Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations. The modules will include take-home projects involving the family, relating informal activities described in Community-School Activities and making connections to learning tasks in informal environments.
It is critical for students to have exposure and experience with concepts such as genetics. This is an exciting field with tangible impact in our daily lives because it also has the possibility of sparking long-term interest in STEM-related fields.
- Alycia Meriweather, executive director of the Detroit Public Health Office of Science