Bright Neon Markers Make for Great Learning Experiences in Ms. Nozik’s Classroom

“The classroom environment is very positive,” writes Ms. Nozik, a 9th-grade teacher at Carlmont High School in Belmont California. “Students enjoy doing labs because they get to engage with science directly, instead of hearing about it. The students enjoy doing inquiry work – figuring out things by themselves. This is engaging for them and helps develop their critical thinking skills and their independence. They work well with each other in the lab and have the opportunity to get to know each other better. This makes their learning more interesting, engaging and enjoyable.” Read more

A Simple Computer Accessory Helped Mrs. Sapp Continue Teaching thanks to a donation from Student Research Foundation

How a Simple Computer Accessory Helped Mrs. Sapp Continue Teaching after Hurricane Harvey

In a traditional mathematics class, the teacher stands in front of the room and teaches a lesson. But what if some of the students aren’t there? They miss the lesson. And what if lots of students aren’t there? The effectiveness of the classroom is brought to a halt. Read more

Mrs. Riley’s Students Learn Computer Science thanks to funding from the Student Research Foundation

Mrs. Riley’s Students Learn Computer Science

Thanks to Micro:Bit Basic Kits Donated by The Student Research Foundation

The students in Mrs. Riley’s classroom were eager to learn computer science, but the East Bernard High School in rural Texas lacked the funds to equip their classrooms with the computers they needed to learn to code. So Mrs. Riley, who is committed to providing the best learning opportunities possible for her students, came up with a solution. If she could equip her classroom with Electronix Express Micro:Bit Basic Kits, which cost only $22.95, her students could study computer science and learn skills similar to those being taught in larger school systems. Read more

High School Newspaper Club gets a new Camera through a donation by the Student Research Foundation

Why This High School Newspaper Club Received a New Digital Camera

Mrs. Avcollie’s High School Newspaper Club Gets a New Digital SLR Camera Thanks to a Donation from the Student Research Foundation

A high school newspaper needs to include photographs of school events. Plus, most high school papers today post videos on their websites and on social media.

But when it came to shooting photos and videos, a group of high school students in Terryville High School in
Terryville, CT hit a snag. Because their school’s old cameras had stopped working, students were forced to use their phones to take the pictures and videos that would accompany the articles they published. Read more

Living Sculptures Are Growing in a Philadelphia High School - Thanks to a donation from the Student Research Foundation

Living Sculptures Are Growing in a Philadelphia High School

Did you know that not all sculpture is made of marble, granite, bronze or concrete? Some of it can be made from living plants like rosemary, lavender and marigolds that are attached to underlying structures. And when you make a sculpture out of living plants, something interesting can happen. It can become a living laboratory where students can study how insects are attracted to plants, how predatory insects attack the first insects that arrived, and much more. The result? A living experiment where students can prepare for future careers in science and agriculture. Read more

How Slime Brings Science and STEM to the Library - Student Research Foundation Funded Project

How Slime Brings Science and STEM to the Library

Mrs. Dabney, Pasadena Texas High School Librarian, Helps Her Students Learn about Slime!

“Libraries aren’t just for reading anymore,” writes Mrs. Dabney, a high school librarian in Pasadena, TX. “Today’s libraries have books, technology, games, and maker spaces. We are striving to be the best library we can be in the 21st century. Our students lack many experiences due to socio-economic status, and we want to change that.”

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How This Teacher Unlocked His Students’ Curiosity a Student Research Foundation funded project

How This Teacher Unlocked His Students’ Curiosity

Mr. Escobar Used Small Padlocks to Unlock His Students’ Curiosity

Mr. Escobar is a social science teacher at Tranquillity High School located in California. He is clearly a creative thinker when it comes to teaching social sciences to his 120+ students.  He created a series of “escape room” lock box puzzles for them. After they discover a piece of historical information contained in each “room,” they unlock it and move on to another one. Read more

Learning Chemistry from a Saltwater Fish Tank - Student Research Foundation

Something Is “Fishy” in this Classroom …but it Is Educational

Mr. Reid Needed the Right Kind of Fish to Keep His Classroom Tank Healthy . . . and Educational

Mr. Reid, a grade 9-12 science teacher in Illinois, already had a beautiful big saltwater fish tank in his classroom. His 90+ students, who live far from oceans, loved it. Some of them were so inspired by it that they were dreaming of becoming marine biologists. Read more

Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom - Thanks to the support of the Student Research Foundation

Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom to Show Students New Possibilities

Meet Mrs. K’s a high school teacher in South Carolina who is showing her class the potential

Mrs. K, a high school teacher in South Carolina, wanted her students to have Apple Pencils to use with their iPads. So she posted a project on and asked for them. Because almost all of Mrs. K’s 100+ students come from low-income households, they would have little chance of experiencing the latest technologies like Apple Pencils unless they were provided by their school. But now, thanks to generous donors, her project is fully funded. And her students are using their Apple Pencils to write away on iPads. Read more

National Girls Collaborative Project - A Student Research Foundation Partner

Research Partner Profile: National Girls Collaborative Project

The Student Research Foundation is proud to have established research partnerships with a number of outstanding educational organizations and foundations. Read more