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Altoona High School looks to upgrade science classroom with ‘Tools for Schools’ grant

Altoona (WQOW) –  The periodic table of elements is an element to any chemistry class – and one high school class is looking to get theirs upgraded.

Each month, News 18 along with CCF Bank and Asher Lasting Exteriors awards one classroom in the area a $500 grant called ‘Tools for Schools.’

April’s grant went to a science class at Altoona High School.

Teresa Harp wants to get upgraded science equipment for her chemistry and physics classes. She hopes to get magnetic water molecule kits so students can have life size molecules in their hands to gain a visual understanding.

Another thing she hopes to purchase is an up-to-date periodic table of elements to match the current table her students are learning from

“You’re trying to explain why is one outlined but yet on the one that they have to work with, it’s not,” Harp said. “So, just having that visual in class is such a huge learning tool.”

If you are a teacher and want to apply for this month’s grant click here. 

Katie Phernetton

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