Grant Overview

Name of Grant

ASK-IT I, II, & III (Aligning Student Knowledge through Inquiry Thinking)

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Amount of Funding

ASK IT II - $500,000

ASK IT III - $500,000

Length of Funding

3 years

Beginning and End Dates

ASK IT II - July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2011, ASK IT III - July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012

Source of Funding

Math-Science Partnership (MSP) is funded by U.S. Department of Education through the Kentucky Department of Education

Districts Served

Adair Co., Allen Co., Barren Co., Bowling Green Independent, Breckinridge Co., Butler Co., Campbellsville Independent,

Caverna Independent, Cloverport Independent, Cumberland Co., Daviess Co., Edmonson Co., Elizabethtown Independent,

Grayson Co., Green Co., Hancock Co., Hardin Co., Hart Co., Logan Co., Meade Co., Metcalfe Co., Monroe Co., Ohio Co.,

Owensboro Independent, Russellville Independent, Simpson Co., Taylor Co., Todd Co., Union Co., Warren Co.

Numbers of schools served

31 middle schools

5 elementary (K-8) schools

Number of students served

More than 4320 students served (36 Teacher Leaders x 120 students per teacher)

Number of teachers participating (if applicable)


Grade Levels served

The ASK IT Grants are written to serve 7th grade science teachers and their students

Project Personnel

George Wilson– Project Director

Brian Womack – Project Coordinator

Doug Jenkins – Project Trainer/WKU Faculty

Rico Tyler - Project Trainer/WKU Faculty

Dr. Terry Wilson - Project Trainer/WKU Faculty

Dr. Kerrie McDaniel - Project Trainer/WKU Faculty

Dr. Chad Snyder - Project Trainer/WKU Faculty

Project Evaluator

Dr. Jay Fiene

Contact Information

Brian Womack "ASK IT" - Science Grants Coordinator Green River Regional Educational Cooperative 230 Technology Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 Ph# 270-563-2113 / toll free - 866-318-6648 Fax# 270-563-2208

ASK IT - Major Grant Components

Major Grant Components
  • School-Wide Science Program Reviews
  • Formative Assessment Training
  • Science Literacy Training
  • Science Specific Content & Scientific Inquiry though training and use of provided FOSS (Full Option Science System) Modules/ Materials
  • PhD / University level faculty trainers
  • Mentors/Coaches providing on-site training and support
  • Professional Learning Communities

ASK IT - Products of Work

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BRIMS  Since the early 1980s, there has been an interest in organizing a science museum in Bowling Green to enhance the educational opportunities in the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD). The Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science (BRIMS) is a place to scratch your curiosity when it itches. BRIMS seeks to engage the community in discoveries about science, scientists, and the process and outcomes of scientific exploration by presenting scientific and mathematical principles in an interactive way. BRIMS seeks to encourage young people in pursuing careers in science, technology, and engineering.

Foss FOSSWeb is the official site for the inquiry-based FOSS (FULL OPTION SCIENCE SYSTEM) science curriculum. A place for support, resources, and fun activities. Learn more about the FOSS project.

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