Help Ms. Hillyer get to NSTA Conference

Patricia Hillyer has been selected to present a session at the National Science Teacher's Convention in Boston on Project-Based Learning!

Project-based learning (click on link for video) is key to today's students' achievement. Students learn better when they are actively involved in learning. Hands-on projects reach all academic levels of students. Student can use items found around their house and edit and revise their projects and lastly present their findings.

The session at the convention will teach how to incorporate the Next Generation Science Standards to new and seasoned science teachers using project-based learning. Teachers will be making bottle rockets, just as they would teach their students this unit. Participants will leave the session with a their own bottle rocket, plans to make their own launcher, multiple hand outs for teacher and student, implementation of the multi-day lesson schedule and ideas for other projects.

Please help support this venture.

Patricia J. Hillyer
Science Teacher-Inventor
Matawan Aberdeen Middle School
Cliffwood, NJ 07721

Follow me on Twitter: @iHillyer
Like my Facebook page: Mrs. Hillyer's Science Class
Read my blog:

FLC Grant 2013-PPPL Invention Disclosure M-861
NASA Lunar and Meteorite Rock Specialist
NASA Summer of Innovation Mini Grant 2012
NASA Microgravity University 2011
US DOE ACTS 2010 Intern PPPL

  • MARSD 
    • $864 (Offline)
    • 86 mos
  • Jeanne Matt 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
  • Kate R 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 87 mos
  • Auntie Bev 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 88 mos
  • Roberto Suarez 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
See all


Patricia Hilton Hillyer 
Old Bridge Township, NJ
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more