Students, parents, community members and district staff are invited to attend the Leander ISD Science Materials Center Open House on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 4 – 6:30 p.m., and get an insider’s look at the district’s “hands-on, minds-on” approach to elementary science curriculum.
“LISD’s Science Materials Center is really something to see. It is a one-of-a-kind facility because it is where we house our supplies and assemble our rotating science kits,” says Linda Lippe, elementary science coordinator. “Thanks to our staff, including our supportive Board of Trustees and administration, volunteers and generous business partners, these kits are well stocked with the materials necessary for experiments when they are delivered to each school, guaranteeing that all LISD elementary students have the same authentic experiences.”
At the Science Materials Center, everything from cotton balls to earthworms are counted out, packaged and delivered classroom-ready to every elementary school in the district.
“The science modules, the kits, align with the standards which ensure that LISD curriculum and instruction are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills,” says Lippe.
In addition to getting an up close look at the district’s science kit assembly process, at the Open House attendees will get to participate in several science investigations. Adult and kid-friendly activities are planned for the night’s events.
The LISD Science Materials Center is located at 900 New Hope in Cedar Park. The Open House is a come-and-go event.