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Middle school science teacher named Fulton's best

Middle school science teacher named Fulton's best

May 6th, 2012 in News
Fulton Middle School Teacher Lucy Shrout proctors a quiz in her eighth-grade science class Friday afternoon. Shrout was named Fulton Public Schools' Teacher of the Year.

Fulton Middle School Teacher Lucy Shrout proctors a...

Photo by Katherine Cummins

Friday afternoon at Fulton Middle School, a group of eighth-grade science students started planning NASA's next mission to Mars.

It may sound far-fetched, but those students could have a voice in how that mission is conducted through Mars Bound!, a NASA-designed program for middle school students. Mars Bound! is an engineering simulation activity in which students use realistic techniques to plan a mission to Mars.

They have that opportunity because Lucy Shrout, this year's Fulton Public Schools Teacher of the Year, attended a special workshop in which she was trained to facilitate the program.