LOUISVILLE, KY, April 15, 2008 -- Students at Portland Elementary School in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, will benefit from an expanded science resource library with the addition of the “Science Screen Report” DVD video series, thanks to a donation made recently by BASF.
"Science Screen Report for Kids" for elementary schools consists of seven videos that bring current information on developments in science, technology, the environment and medicine into classrooms. This school year, the video series features topics such as living in space, the magic of light and electricity, and bizarre creatures in the ocean.
"The video series complements our current science curriculum needs. It's especially well done and is both informative and motivational,” said Brenda Stokes, Science Teacher at Portland Elementary School. “We are very appreciative of BASF's support in making this program available to our students.”
The video series includes a teacher's guide that provides lesson strategies for educators, background information, and suggestions for critical thought, career possibilities and references for further study.
“This video series helps to engage students in the study of science and, perhaps, may help spark students' interest in pursuing scientific careers later in life," said Scott Elliott, Manager of BASF's Louisville site. “We’re proud to sponsor this program and to work with Portland Elementary School to help enrich science education curriculum for students.”
Science Screen Report is produced by Allegro Productions. After 38 years in production, the series continues to receive accolades. The program is featured in the teacher’s resource center of the Smithsonian Institute, and is listed in the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Energy educator resource guides. Additionally, Science Screen Report has participated in the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching since 1986.
Approximately 130 employees work at BASF’s Louisville site, which produces organic pigments and colorants that are used in printing inks, paints and plastics.
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