Science In Motion
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s mission is to respond to the community by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality education. Science in Motion helps to fulfill this mission by providing sponsor schools with science resources, teaching support and professional development at no cost. LCCC is excited to be a part of the Science in Motion program because it is another way for us to serve the community and help provide science instruction to students and teachers that many school districts would not be able to otherwise afford. The Science in Motion (SIM) program is housed in Science Hall at LCCC’s Schnecksville Campus.
What is Science in Motion?
Science in Motion (SIM) is a Pennsylvania Department of Education grant funded program that is housed at Lehigh Carbon Community College in addition to 11 other colleges throughout the state of Pennsylvania. SIM was started in 1987 in collaboration with Juniata College. Currently the program services over 200 school districts at no cost to the schools. In the 2012-2013 school year, 626 different teachers utilized 925 different labs through the SIM program.
The SIM program at LCCC will prep experiments, order chemicals, take care of safety materials and dispose of chemicals used all at no cost to the school. Not only can teachers borrow equipment, but they can also request a Mobile Educator to help co-teach their classes. SIM will also host professional development for teachers to learn how to use the equipment in their classrooms and stay up to date on the latest advancements.