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SWOOPE STUDENTS USE REAL LAB TESTS TO LEARN SCIENCE

A new environmental education program with students in grades up to 12 actively participating in nationwide scientific projects is called SWOOPE, or Students Watching Over Our Planet Earth.

Designed to make learning science fun, the program builds science skills by involving students in real-life laboratory activities, such as radon, water or air quality testing.Students compare their results, sent to a central database, with those of others across the nation. The data is then analyzed by scientists, and students sre shown the results of their work.

A partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other bodies, SWOOPE now involves 30,000 students and 300 teachers in 46 states and the District of Columbia.