Students in five Missouri high schools are already learning science that explores the coronavirus.

Researchers at the University of Missouri College of Education and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a framework called “Model-Oriented Issue-Based” (MOIB) teaching, which focuses on student interest in a current news topic to develop their science knowledge and science literacy.

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The team recently received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Rapid Response Research program, which is designed to support urgent research proposals, to build out the coronavirus curriculum prototype.

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