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28 Fayetteville Teachers Receive Grant Funding for Supplies, Including Frogs, Rats

Posted: December 3, 2012 at 1:28 a.m.

Avery Parker, right, and Golda Nunneley, both seventh-graders at Holt Middle School, react Thursday after getting squirted with frog fluids while dissecting it during science class in Fayetteville. Students in Amy Eversole science class at Holt were dissecting frogs and rats purchased as scientific equipment/supplies with a $15,000 grant from a group of science teachers from the Arkansas Community Foundation. For video, go to nwaonline.com/videos.
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Avery Parker, right, and Golda Nunneley, both seventh-graders at Holt Middle School, react Thursday after getting squirted with frog fluids while dissecting it during science class in Fayetteville. Students in Amy Eversole science class at Holt were dissecting frogs and rats purchased as scientific equipment/supplies with a $15,000 grant from a group of science teachers from the Arkansas Community Foundation. For video, go to nwaonline.com/videos.

Seventh-graders squealed “cool,” “gross” and “this is fun” while they examined the insides of frogs and rats last week in Amy Eversole’s science class at Holt Middle School.

At A Glance

Science Mini-Grant

The Arkansas Community Foundation this year awarded 285 grants in the annual Science Initiative for Middle Schools program, which encourages hands-on instruction by providing money for materials for experiments. This year’s grants have paid for $107,000 in science materials for 34,000 students in classrooms throughout the state.

Source: Arkansas Community Foundation

Students in Amy Eversole's science class at Holt Middle School in Fayetteville dissected frogs Thursday morning. The frogs were  purchased as scientific equipment/supplies  with a $15,000 grant obtained by a group of science teachers from the Arkansas Community Foundation.

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Frog Dissection

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