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Get in the Act gives Truckee students a charge

Courtesy Diane Handzel

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Get in the Act’s Science Theater enriched science concepts for more than 270 Truckee Elementary School students September 2012 through May 2013. Each lesson explored an intriguing science question by allowing students to model the concept through investigative drama scenes.

Third-graders used their problem-solving skills in upbeat improvisations that increased their energy efficiency in real-world scenarios. Fourth-graders re-created the ingenious “MacGyver” show to understand the phenomenon of electricity, magnetism, and how to improve energy use in their everyday life. Fifth-graders examined the atmospheric world and dramatized how different patterns are used to predict the weather.

Fourth-grade teacher Ms. Prisco declared, “Science Theater is such an exciting way to teach science curriculum and I am certain the students will remember the experience and content.”

Fourth-grader Paige summed up the program: “Thank you Get in the Act for making science come alive for us!”

Get in the Act’s programs at Truckee Elementary are made possible with support from Truckee Elementary and their Parent Teacher Organization, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, and the El Dorado Community Foundation. Get in the Act sincerely thanks all for their support.

For information contact Gary Handzel at 775-588-8614 or

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