Posted: May 30, 2012 8:04 AM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)
Updated: May 30, 2012 8:05 AM
LAKESIDE- Students at Lakeside Elementary School will get to see learning in a whole new way next year thanks to some new high-powered microscopes.
Fifth grade teacher Holiday Madich says her students aren't able to view slides of all of the organisms and cells they learn about with her current microscopes.
A grant from Allegiance Benefit Plan Management and Montana's News Station will allow her to buy high-magnifying microscopes, and give supplies for students to create their own slides.
Madich says her fifth-graders will be more enthusiastic about science now that they'll be involved in the learning process.
"It makes 100% of a difference. It's the difference in reading about a sport or participating in it- or reading about Glacier park or walking through it. It gets them excited. It empowers them and encourages wonder," she explained.
Madich added it was actually a community member and school volunteer who applied for this One Class at a Time grant.