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Dr. Frazier Wilson and the Shell USA Company Foundation are working together to give lab challenge winners access to science resources.

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The grand-prize winners in the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge were revealed by Shell USA Inc. and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

In order to be eligible to win a support package for renovating a school’s science lab, K–12 teachers were urged to submit their strategies for providing high-quality lab experiences while making the most of limited school and laboratory resources as part of the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge.

For this year’s lab challenge winners, Dr. Frazier Wilson, VP, Shell USA Company Foundation, Director, Workforce Development Diversity Outreach, is working with teachers to provide science resources. They support students in becoming active learners through their creative methods of instruction and commitment to providing an outstanding education, as evidenced by these two features.

Dr. Frazier Wilson and the Shell USA Company Foundation are working together to give lab challenge winners access to science resources.

The Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge winners work to ensure that all students have the chance to experience science, and NSTA President Elizabeth Mulkerrin is proud of them.

Moody thinks a hands-on, technologically encompassing educational method is the finest way for students to learn. She struggles to use her current science lab facilities, tools, and resources to instruct the Next Generation Science Standards.

A lab upgrade would give the teacher the tools they need to effectively teach science to both learners in general education and students with special needs.

According to Moody, deprived students should have access to STEM activities, materials, tools, and models to deepen their understanding of and passion for science. Her school requires an effective syllabus, reliable online sources, and adequate lab equipment so that students can conduct research, compile data, use skills, and learn through doing.

Gale is of the opinion that all students should learn science in an environment that is arousing. He creates problem scenarios and experimentations with issues that call for critical analysis using practical activities. Many of his students are ESL students, which enables them to relate what they are learning to their existing understanding of the globe and apply what they have learned.

The outdated and out of date lab supplies and tools at Fairmont Junior High School make it challenging for students to experiment in groups. With an upgrade, students will be able to create, construct, and carry out experiments, which will enhance their capacity for critical thought.

By giving them the resources and a safe environment to conduct practical experiments, Gillam wants to enable students to develop their critical thinking skills and draw conclusions from empirical data. She teaches students that science requires evidence by using the claims, evidence, and reasoning model.

Due to outdated technology and a dearth of supplies that enable students to conduct group experiments, Gillam’s current lab facility needs an extensive upgrade and overhaul. An updated lab would provide her with the resources she needs to carry on with her project-based, hands-on style of instruction, enhancing students’ problem-solving abilities and preparing them for postsecondary work.

A further $5,000 will be provided to each grand-prize winning teacher to attend a later NSTA National Conference on Science Education. At the NSTA National Conference, grand-prize winners and their principals received official recognition.