Scale-Up What Works for Iowa Students

Scale up Central Community
Students at Central Community School explore velocity hands-on through the STEM Scale-Up Program Positive Physics.

Chemistry, physics and general science look a little different this year at Central Community School. Brian Ungerer, Central Community School middle and high school science teacher, along with Logan Kutsch, Central Community School student teacher, have been incorporating STEM Scale-Up Program Positive Physics in class to liven up learning.

“The program is very easy to set up and use,” said Ungerer. “You can use it in several different ways. You can modify the assessments and practice work to meet your students' needs. Each student has their own account and the program keeps track of work completed.”

Positive Physics is one of 13 world-class STEM programs scaled across Iowa during the current academic year. Approximately 1,300 public and private school educators, youth organization leaders, informal education professionals, home schoolers and others who deliver STEM education programming have been engaging students in these innovative programs.

Students who participate in the Scale-Up Program annually perform better on statewide tests and expressed more interest in STEM subjects and pursuing a STEM career.

The STEM Scale-Up Program reaches nearly 100,000 students and more than 1,000 educators each year with top quality STEM programs. To learn more about the program, visit

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