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Office of Science Outreach





The ROSE Project

The ROSE project (Resources and Opportunities in Science Education) is a program of Edgewood College’s Science Outreach Office. The program aims to provide parents from under-represented backgrounds with resources and opportunities in science for their children. Edgewood College partners with several community centers and schools throughout the Madison area and hosts science nights at which families participate in science activities while learning more about STEM resources.

 

History

The ROSE program begins with the story of a young African American Edgewood High School student, Floyd Rose Jr. His father, Dr. Floyd Rose Sr. came to Amy Schiebel of the Edgewood College Science Outreach Office in hopes of finding a way to engage his son in scientific research opportunities. These opportunities began with working with an Edgewood Professor doing science projects and advanced to working with faculty at the UW-Madison Biomedical department. Floyd Jr. greatly benefited from this engagement in science opportunities as he went on to be accepted to Notre Dame, from which he graduated as the first African American with a degree in Physics. Upon seeing Floyd Jr.’s success, Dr. Rose and Dr. Schiebel worked to develop a program that would direct its focus on parents, and helping them to find resources and opportunities for their children in STEM fields while simultaneously teaching them more about science concepts and providing an engaging and positive experience in science.

 

Goals

  1. Increase the capacity for parents to mentor and encourage their children in the areas of science, engineering, and technology.
  2. Give parents positive experiences in science.
  3. Increase parent knowledge in science.
  4. Bring parents and their children to the Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood campus to gain familiarity and comfort with the college science environment. 

 

Read about The ROSE Project's goals in action through a recent collaboration with Huegel Elementary here!


Growing with ROSE Logo


GROWING WITH ROSE 

Starting this year, a new branch of the ROSE program is beginning to bud. Growing with ROSE is a subdivision of the ROSE Project that aims to work more closely with interested parents through encouraging weekly home based science activities. Families will be sent materials such as books, science kits, and information on science programs and in return they will send back cards and letters describing how they used the science materials with their children.

If interested, contact the ROSE coordinator at your site for more information and/or a parent agreement form.


RESOURCES

The following is a list of websites sorted out by general age group that can help give you extra guidance in your exploration of STEM concepts. 

You will find links to science related games, factual content, and ideas for science projects and activities.

 

                                Website                                                              About

Ages: 9-12 3rd-5th Grade

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/ Contains games, quizzes, project ideas, experiment instructions, and fun facts!

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http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html

On the left hand side of this page, you can choose your child’s grade level to find appropriate games, articles, and opportunities!

   Ages: 6-9     1st-3rd Grade

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/ This website has videos, short reading lessons, and quizzes. They also have sections for English and Math topics!

 Ages: 10-13   4th-6th Grade

http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/

This site is all about nature and the environment. There are lots of videos about natural processes and links to information about tons of different wild animals.

Great for students interested in nature and animals!

Ages: 9-13 3rd-6th Grade

http://www.lovemyscience.com/ Contains tabs for experiment instructions (complete with step by step pictures!), games, fun facts, a glossary of science terms and more!

Ages: 4-12   4K-6th Grade

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Another great site full of information about different animals. Contains games, fun and easy to read articles, photo sharing, and videos!

Ages: 11-16 4th-10th Grade

http://www.ducksters.com/science/

This site has tons of information on different science topics. A great supplement to in-school learning.

At the bottom of the page you can find links to other school topics, such as US and World History. While this site may look geared towards younger kids, the information is applicable to classes throughout high school.