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making of a bottle rocket by CCSD students and teachers at UNLV (courtesy KXNT/Smith)

making of a bottle rocket by CCSD students and teachers at UNLV (courtesy KXNT/Smith)

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(Las Vegas, NV) Clark County School District middle school science teachers are participating in a week-long summer training program hosted by the College of Engineering UNLV.

The students and teachers set up bottle rockets using only water, an empty soda bottle and air pressure.

This program provides teachers with innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum to take back to their classrooms for the start of the new school year.

The new and exciting instructional techniques acquired by participating teachers will be used to engage students in problem-based learning for greater exposure to technology and 21st Century skills and careers.

The unique professional development opportunity is being offered to teachers through a partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing rigorous and innovative STEM curricula to teachers. PLTW trains the instructors who administer the workshops.

A demonstration can be viewed here
video courtesy of YouTube/MetroParent

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