Science In Motion
Important notice about the LCCC Science in Motion Program:
Due to the state budget impasse in Harrisburg, the LCCC Science in Motion Program will need to suspend all services as of February 6, 2016 until further notice.
This temporary suspension of the LCCC SIM service WILL NOT effect the February 25th workshop to be held at the Carbon-Lehigh IU 21 office. We will still be running this Vernier LabQuest training as part of our previous commitment to serve the teachers from our area, with or without state funding.
Since September, we have been able to continue to operate providing support, training, equipment, and supplies for science teachers in Lehigh, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties, through the generous financial support of the Lehigh Carbon Community College. However, the college's finances have been greatly restricted by the budget stalemate, after receiving only a six-month partial allotment from the funding that was released in December 2015.
In addition, Governor Wolf has placed the Science in Motion Program's future in jeopardy by using a line item veto to remove our funding completely from the state education budget.
We are optimistic that the hands-on, inquiry based labs using advanced scientific equipment provided by the Science in Motion Program since 1987 will be able to continue when the state budget is finalized in the near future. Watch your email for future announcements.
Thank you for your support.
LCCC SIM Director/Mobile Educator
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.