Local HS Teacher Offers End-Of-Year "Real World" Lessons

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A Fulton High School Biology teacher gave his class an uncommon real-world lesson: how to change a tire 101. Dan Mainville teaches AP Biology, and realized most of his students don’t know how to do any basic car maintenance. So, once the exam is finished for the year, he offers a hands-on car basics tutorial. His hour-long lesson includes how to change a tire, air filter, and the oil. He hopes the "real-world" lessons eventually expand to other students. Read the full story here: WSYR Channel 9 - Syracuse

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