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Seattle Pacific University


  • McKagan, Sam
  • Salvatore DeWater, Lezlie
  • Scherr, Rachel
  • Seeley, Lane
  • Vokos, Stamatis

The Energy Project is a research effort aimed at learning how to best teach energy in K-12 classrooms. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation through a Discovery Research K-12 grant and involves a partnership of Seattle Pacific University (SPU), FACET Innovations, and Washington state school districts.

The Energy Project works closely with elementary and secondary science teachers, offering many professional development opportunities both on and off the SPU campus. The Energy Project seeks to deepen energy-related, pedagogical, and curricular content knowledge while honing the diagnostic skills of all teachers.

Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine recently highlighted the Energy Project, noting that the National Science Foundation's $3.7 million grant to SPU's Department of Physics will help educational researchers discover ever-more effective ways to transform physics teaching.