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Participating School Districts

For contact information for the Box Keeper nearest to your school system, CLICK HERE.

Additional School Systems in Tennessee

    • Alcoa City
    • Bradford SSD
    • Bristol City
    • Catholic Diocese of Memphis (serving Bartlett area)
    • Central Elementary
    • Clarksville City
    • Clinton City
    • Collierville Elementary
    • Collierville Middle
    • Collierville High
    • E.A. Harrold
    • Ellendale Elementary
    • Fayette Academy
    • Harriman City
    • Humbolt City SSD
    • Johnson City
    • Kingsport City
    • Kingston City
    • Lenoir City
    • Lexington City
    • Maryville City
    • Milan SSD
    • Oak Ridge City
    • Sweetwater City
    • Tennessee School for the Deaf
    • Trenton SSD
    • Rutledge City
    • University School (also serving Gray Fossil Site Museum)
    • Washburn City

In Other States

  • Fulton County, GA
  • Middlesboro Independent District, KY
  • Avery County, NC
  • George Mason University, VA

What does it mean to be a participating school system?

Each school system receives a set of thematic units consisting of reusable materials & exercises housed in wooden trunks.

A ‘Box Keeper’ in each system is identified that keeps track of where the units are, arranges pick up/delivery to teachers requesting them and reports breakage and loss of materials needing replacement.

Funds permitting, participating school systems:

    • Receive regular upgrades of new exercises and themes, revised State science and math standards for each exercise and suggested readings and links for each unit.
    • Are offered teacher training in the role of community learning, where the teacher acts as facilitator of student exploration.

The Biology in a Box Program Works!

Class TCAP Performance Data from Knox County Schools
*All teachers showed improvement in their students’ science test scores.

  • Range of increase across individual classes:  2-12% better than their classes’ performance in year prior to teacher participation in a Biology in a Box Summer Institute.

The positive change in student test performance for grade level implementation of Biology in a Box exercises* in schools following a teacher’s participation in the project’s Summer Institute was markedly higher than the State average of +.9 for 2006: five reporting school systems – +2.8, +4.3, +5.2, +7.9 and + 8.3. *Grade level implementation of the project occurs when a teacher participating in a Biology in a Box workshop transfers the experience to fellow teachers in her/his school.

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