Schools, Educators Encourage Students to Get Excited About Science 

Middle school students are being put in the driver’s seat in an effort by the University of Maine to get them excited about science.The Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden is one of fifty schools taking part in a UMaine pilot program for future scientists.The students are taking a hands-on approach to learning force in motion.They’ve built propeller car models to learn concepts like gravity, friction and force.”This helps them kind of form a place to make those concepts really come to life for them,” said teacher Lori Mitchell.The results of the program will then be sent to schools across the country.To learn more about the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, visit their website here.