National Geographic : 2000 May
But that was before Sharon Nelson came up with the ingenious idea of letting her chemistry students seal teeth to learn firsthand how chemical bonding works. With the help of a local dentist and his hygienist, Ms. Nelson turned her classroom into a dental lab. Students performed a variety of procedures, introducing them to chemical bonding in a way easy to relate to and understand. They were also able to see the cooperation it took among these professionals, both inside and outside the school, to make this learning experience possible. Besides providing good role models for students, it underscored the importance others in the community placed on their education. For creating such positive chemistry, State Farm is pleased to present Ms. Sharon Nelson with our Good Neighbor Award® and to donate a total of $5,000 to Waunakee High School and the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers. Any school would give its eyeteeth for a teacher like Ms. Nelson. STATE ood Neighbor IeNURANC Award STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois statefarm.com T Good Neighbor Award was developed in cooperation with The National Science Teachers Association.