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K-12 Science 2 Schools Traveling Science Programs: Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM)

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Program Title:
Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM)
Statewide, AL, United States
Geographical Area:
State of Alabama
General Description:
Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM) is the Grades 9-12 science component of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI). AMSTI is the Alabama State Department of Education’s initiative to improve math and science education in Alabama so that all students develop the skills necessary for success in postsecondary studies and in the workforce. AMSTI was approved by a unanimous vote of the Alabama State Board of Education in 2000.

The ASIM program was originally established in 1994 by the Alabama State Legislature. The program receives over 4.6 million dollars annually through a line item within the budget of the State Department of Education and funding from AMSTI. Its mission is to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed for success in the workforce and post-secondary studies. This is accomplished by providing equipment, professional development, and support to teachers so that students may experience a quality hands-on activity-based science program. AMSTI-ASIM also delivers these labs free of charge; in addition, specialists provide classroom technical support. In 2006, the original goal of 33 vans in all 11 in-service regions was realized, enabling biology, chemistry, and physics teachers from across the state equal access to our services.
Area of Science:
Statewide, we offer Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Target Grade Levels:
Grades 9-12
Target Group Size:
Classroom-Sized Groups
See webpage for details. State funded for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics only.

The information contained in this page is accurate as of September, 2007.