News/Announcements


What's New In Science Education?

As you know, the S.C. Science Curriculum Standards were approved and should now be on your desk, ready to reference! If you have not received a copy of the new science standards, please make sure you see your principal or district office personnel. This document was mailed by the State Department of Education in July to all schools and district offices.

This academic year is an adoption year for exemplary science materials. An Adoption Committee, comprised of teachers throughout the state, has been reviewing materials submitted by publishers in order to narrow the selection process. In early spring of 2001, the RPSEC and CSRA Hub will host a review workshop. This workshop will allow time for teachers to review exemplary materials among colleagues and publishing representatives.


Student Programs Registration!

Keep your eyes open for your 2000-2001 Student Programs confirmation letter. We will be mailing confirmation letters based on your requests around August 15. The confirmation letter completes your reservations for programs, so please sign and return your letters as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you. Have a great year!


Traveling Science and Mathematics Demonstrations Program News

The Traveling Science and Mathematics Demonstrations Program said good-bye to Mrs. Harriet Jaworowski on July 14, 2000. Mr. John Hutchens will now be overseeing the program. You may make reservations by calling 803-641-3683 or from Augusta, 278-1967, ext. 3683. (Make your requests early because reservations are made on a first come first served basis.)


August 2000 RPSEC Newsletter Index

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 The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Newsletter is a publication of the RPSEC for educators. The Center encompasses the CSRA HUB, CEET, Dupont Planetarium, and NRSMEEP. If you have any information that would be beneficical to the audience of this newsletter, or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cindy Sparling, Editor, at (803) 641-3594. Deadline for submission in the next newsletter is Nov. 5, 2000

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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
803-641-3313

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