Goals of Project
- To increase student interest and participation in science courses and science careers.
- To ensure equal opportunity to learn for rural and poorer school systems in Alabama by providing access to modern technology.
- To enhance science teacher’s ability to provide challenging and stimulating instruction to all students through curriculum development and staff development opportunities.
- To establish a teacher network among high school science teachers and between high school teachers and Athens State University faculty.
In May of 1994, the Alabama State Legislature appropriated 1.97 million dollars to establish the Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM) program to provide significant laboratory experiences for all students enrolled in high school biology, chemistry, and physics classes. There are now eleven ASIM sites in Alabama and each is housed at one of the eleven regional in-service centers throughout the state. The Athens State ASIM site has three specialists and three vans (one each for biology, chemistry, and physics) and each van is equipped with over $90,000 worth of state-of-the-art equipment. The vans are driven by the specialists who are certified science teachers with extensive classroom experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
It costs absolutely nothing for the van to visit your school.
It costs absolutely nothing if equipment gets broken at your school.
Simply call the Athens State Science in Motion office (256-216-6622) and you can schedule any time that is not already committed.