FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/28/13) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s new high-tech Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC) will visit W.R. McNeill Elementary School Oct. 29-30.
Two MSACs travel to schools throughout the Commonwealth to give students the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments related to agriculture using current educational standards and core content.
The MSACs are 44-foot-long trailers that contain 11 iPads, a 70-inch LED monitor, and an all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer. Students will interact with the teacher using the iPads through Insight360 software. The mobile units contain internal generators; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and handicapped-accessible ramps.
The mobile units are administered by the Division of Agriculture Education and Outreach in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Marketing.
The new MSACs were purchased and outfitted with support from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.’s member partners: the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky, Farm Credit Mid-America, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, the Kentucky Beef Council, the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, the Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Farm Bureau, the Kentucky Goat Producers Association, the Kentucky Horse Council, the Kentucky Pork Producers Association, the Kentucky Poultry Federation, the Kentucky Retail Federation, the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association, the Kentucky Small Grain Growers' Association, the Kentucky Soybean Board, and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.
If you plan to cover a visit, please contact the school in advance.
Information provided by Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Copyright 2013 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
|< Prev||Next >|