Navajo Public Schools secures a “Mad Science” grant for $2000.

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We are excited to have received a $2,000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation for Mrs. Angela Wallace’s upper elementary “Mad Science” programs this year!

This grant has helped bring some exceptional science adventures to Mrs. Wallace’s 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The Mad Science program visited Navajo in December and performed engineering experiments for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The 5th grade followed up by building towers using K’nex building sets and testing them on earthquake shake tables. The 6th graders built bridges using the K’nex building sets and strength tested them using gram weights.

Additionally, this month, meteorologists from Altus Airforce Base visited with 5th and 6th grade students, talking about forecasting weather for the military and the importance of their mission.

We are so pleased to have received this grant and appreciate the support of the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation!

*For more information about the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation, visit The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation was founded by the late Carolyn Watson, CEO and Chairman of Shamrock Bank, N.A., in 1995 to improve the quality of life in rural Oklahoma communities. Through its two grant programs, the organization promotes education, health literacy, and arts and the humanities in 20 Oklahoma counties. Since its inception, the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Foundation has awarded nearly $900,000 in grants to schools, teachers, and communities in rural Oklahoma. Additionally, the Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship offers awards of up to $10,000 per academic year for high school seniors graduating from 62 rural Oklahoma counties to attend college.