LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Area teachers are excited about new ways to teach science.

It's the second year of the "A LOT of Science" program.  LOT stands for La Crosse, Onalaska, and Tomah School districts.  

30, K-12 science teachers worked with professors at UW-La Crosse to brush up on tough concepts like electricity and magnetism, as well as pick up a few new tricks for the classroom.

It was also a chance to interact with teachers from other districts. "A big key to this is the collaboration with the other schools here and the districts and actually UW-La Crosse as well and opening that communication," said Onalaska Middle School Science Teacher Alex Hubing.

"The main goals are to increase the quality of the science instruction in elementary and middle school and also giving the teachers the confidence to teach that science," said UW-L Physics Professor Jennifer Docktor.

The grant making this possible will bring the teachers back again next summer