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Tara Reinerth

Using telescopes from the past and present to experience space and the relationship between science and technology

2021 STEM Scholar
Alloway Township, NJ Alloway Township Middle School

Tara’s Big Idea:  Students will use telescopes similar to the time of Galileo along with the modern day telescopes to learn about space and the history of discoveries made by man. Students will learn about the history of space discovery and the beautiful relationship between advancements in technology and in the sciences and how progress in one fuels innovations in the other.

Fun Facts:  Tara is the sole middle school science teacher in a small, rural, one school district. She has built the middle school curriculum around student inquiry and hands on learning.

In her own words: “I am….slightly obsessed with this job!….I teach middle school science and love it. I have built our middle school curriculum around student inquiry and hands on learning.”