Delta Education Teaching Award for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Announced

Nashua, New Hampshire, May 7, 2007–Delta Education, the leader in hands-on inquiry science products such as FOSS® (Full Option Science System) and Delta Science Modules?, awarded Amy Nicholl of Skyview Elementary School the prestigious Education Award in Inquiry-based Science Teaching. Ms. Nicholl?s was presented with the award on March 30, 2007 at the Teacher Award Banquet during the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis. In addition to the award, Ms. Nicholl received a check for $1,500, up to $1,500 for her expenses to attend the conference, and a complimentary one-year membership to NSTA.

Delta Education is proud to recognize teachers who successfully use inquiry-based science to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms. At Delta Education, we believe that children learn by doing, and the attitude and effort of Ms. Nicholl exemplifies this philosophy. Her enthusiasm for actively engaging students in science is evident in an excerpt from her application essay: "Science is one of my passions. By using scientific inquiry in designing my lessons, the students become enthralled with both the content and the nature of science. Students begin to look for ?science? in everything around them. They begin to ask questions and seek answers."

About Delta Education: Delta Education offers an inspiring variety of core curriculum and supplemental materials, including FOSS®, Delta Science Modules? and Seeds of Science / Roots of Reading?, original science reading and the best in hands-on classroom resources. All products and programs are carefully designed to engage students, reinforce science content, and meet national and state standards. Delta Education is part of School Specialty Science, the PreK-12 science division of School Specialty, Inc.

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