ARMS Teacher Elliott Kelly Brings Expertise and supplies from Vierling Lab Experience

UMass scientist, teacher team up to develop plant experiments for middle schoolers

“AMHERST — Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School science teacher Elliott Kelly held the rapt attention of everyone in his classroom on Friday, demonstrating to his colleagues and scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst an experiment he designed for use in the middle school this fall.

By growing various varieties of plants in different conditions — soil with high levels of salt or heavy metals, for example — Kelly hopes the experiment can teach kids about how plants respond to environmental changes…”  For the rest of the article:

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Elliott Gazette Article

Norman Price, Amherst Regional Middle School seventh-grade science teacher, left, looks on as eighth-grade science teacher Elliott Kelly measures Arabidopsis seedlings Aug. 25, 2017 while demonstrating a plant experiment he perfected this summer working with biologists at UMass Amherst as part of a National Science Foundation grant. The middle school’s science teachers will run the experiment with students this fall. – photo by GAZETTE STAFF/SARAH CROSBY PHOTOS

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