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The objective of the Do Science, Tanzania project is to share teaching strategies and equipment with science teachers and students in Moshi, Tanzania.  The goal is to facilitate a more active science program and to inspire students to continue studying  beyond the secondary level.

Measuring the melting point of ice.

I have created the project and will implement it at least initially on my own.  I will be spending a minimum of 6 months, beginning on February 15, 2011, in Moshi.  I will present professional development workshops for secondary science teachers regularly.  I will also visit schools individually on invitation to support integration of activities into the classroom.

Writing a lab report

I am building a lending library of lab equipment so that teachers can sign up to do labs with their students.  I will facilitate the sharing of the equipment as well as the training on the use of this equipment.  I will not teach the students personally but will be present to ensure proper care and security for the materials.

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5 Comments

  1. I caught the tail end of the interview on Ottawa Morning, and held the url in mind clearly enough to find your site. This project sounds like the kind of thing that needs to be done – we should discuss how our experience with ecological monitoring and museum science can contribute.

  2. Hi! just wanted to drop a line and say I think this is a Great idea! Really impressed at how you manage to take initiative 🙂 I was in Moshi in 2009, and visited plenty of local schools and orphanages, and met hundreds of children ready to learn! So I am so glad you are enabling them further.

    Best of luck x

  3. Hey,

    Looks like an awesome program you’ve got going here. Keep up the great work and greetings from New Jersey!

  4. Great website. What you are doing is very needed. Giving them a taste of science will make them strive for more! I am trying to build basic curriculum for a basic computer and Internet skills course for formally trafficked persons. Your website gives me hope that it can and will work even with duct tape and workarounds.

  5. Oh dear, speaking of a small world. Diana, I randomly stumbled upon your blog today, and I am very grateful for the amazing work you are doing at Kiboriloni. I am Amani Kitali, and I grew up and lived at Kiboriloni for 20 years. I went to school at the primary school adjacent to the secondary school you are teaching. By the time I was there (1989-95), the secondary school and the clinic was just a farm lot. I later moved to Arusha for secondary school, and on to US for college and grad school, and now work and live in New Jersey. Your work at this place is amazing and inspiring, and would like to be in touch, to learn about the progress of this project and how we can support it. Asante sana!


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