Lori Khan, a science teacher at Middle College High School in Durham, NC has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Gustav Ohaus Award. The award has been presented annually since 1969 to recognize innovations which have the potential to improve science teaching at the elementary, middle or high school level.
Ms. Khan was selected for her "Energy Sustainability and Economics" lesson that exemplifies everyday energy consumption while attempting to present sustainable energy options through either a solar oven or corn biomass experiment. This activity shows Ms. Khan's students the environmental and economic impact of their energy sources, and allows them to connect their laboratory projects with global impacts for real-world comprehension.
As part of the award, Khan has received a personalized Gustav Ohaus Award, a $1,500 cash prize and a trip to the 2016 National Conference of the National Science Teachers in Chicago, IL. Middle College High School will also be the recipient of $1,000 worth of OHAUS scales and balances, which will be utilized in various science courses.
Learn more about the winning submission.