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Fun lessons teach science by design


The Lafayette Journal and Courier reported on the pilot activities of the Science Learning through Engineering Design project (SLED), a partnership between the Purdue colleges of Education, Engineering, Science and Technology, the Discovery Learning Center, local industries and the Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Taylor Community and Plymouth school corporations.

Funded through a $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the project targets only grades five and six in the pilot stage. But by the fifth year the project will have widened to incorporate grades three through six.