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MTeach treats Murfreesboro students to hovercraft science (VIDEO)

More than 7,000 Murfreesboro City Schools students, as well as students from Rutherford County’s Homer Pittard Campus School, were treated to science, math and an MTSU women’s basketball game Thursday, Dec. 12, during the second Education Day event in Murphy Center.

Joining this year’s Education Day event was Campus School, the longtime teaching laboratory school that sits on the western edge of the MTSU campus off Lytle Street. The K-5 school is owned by MTSU and operated by Rutherford County Schools.

Leigh McNeil and Sally Millsap of MTSU’s MTeach program demonstrated a science-related hovercraft bowling activity. City schools teachers Herman Nelson of John Pittard Elementary and Shaunta Rischer of Black Fox Elementary were joined by two of their students for a unique bowling experience.

McNeil and Millsap prepared a packet distributed to 400 city schools teachers that includes a minihovercraft and questions teachers can use in the classroom, additional Internet resources and information about MTeach, a secondary mathematics and science teacher preparation program at MTSU.