Mr. T. with colleagues at Downtown ValueValue Schools is committed to weaving science into all classrooms while at the same time developing teacher's skills to better understand how young people learn best.

Taylor Wheeldin, or "Mr. T the Science Guy" as he's known on the K-8 campuses, has been working with Value Schools teachers to integrate science, technology, engineering and math into teacher's everyday, core curriculum.

Mr. T. began the lesson as if he were teaching the class, and teachers sat in for middle school students. With two photographs of an airplane and a sailboat, Mr. T. simply asked, "What do planes and sail boats have in common?"

Little did the teachers know the lesson would cover Bernoulli's principle, the theory within the study of fluid dynamics where an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluid's potential energy.

Ms. Mares and Ms. Martinez working to understand Bernoulli's principleThrough examples, group work and experimentation, teachers came to understand one of the most influential principles in science. And by the end of the lesson, it was clear how sailboats navigate the seas, and how airplanes soar above our heads.

We at Value Schools are committed to focusing our efforts and experience to help all our educators get the guidance and skills they need to ensure all students reach their highest academic potential. By sharing lesson plans and expertise, teachers at each campus borrow and build on ideas, learning and supporting one another as they go.

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223