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Mrs. Ascari
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Adventures In Science

My students need a cylinder starter pack, plastic cylinders, a Newtons Three Laws DVD and 20 subscriptions to Science World.

My Students

The biggest challenge I find with teaching my 8th graders, is keeping them engaged and interested in the content. Doing many hands on activities helps my students learn. The students I have need to see science in action and real world applications.

My school is a Title 1 Junior High located in a neighborhood where most of the students live.

My students are predominately Hispanic and many are language learners. Many of the students are of low socioeconomic status and receive free and reduced lunch. The kids here have many needs and often school for them is a break from a crowded apartment and babysitting siblings.

My Project

Teaching science is my way of inspiring students to become lifelong learners. My students love learning science, but since many are language learners they need labs or hands on activities to help in their language development, as well as, learning the science content. The students are learning about density and displacement and the graduated cylinders will enable me to partner up the students to determine the volume of irregular solids and calculate density. This is a concept that is an 8th grade science standard and tested on the California Standards Test. The science magazine will also aide in the students language development, but give the students real world examples of science in action. They will find this reading much more interesting than reading the science textbook, which is often challenging for them. I want the 8th graders, that I teach, to want to pursue science classes in high school and go on to college. The opportunities for them to have careers in science are endless.

The equipment you donate will help my students stay engaged in school.

The population of Hispanic students who drop out of high school is growing. I want my students to feel successful. When they understand a concept in science, they feel successful. I hope this can continue in high school and my students will be future scientists.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cylinder Starter Pack, Graduated • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.74 1 $9.74
Cylinder, Plastic, Graduated, 50 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.66 35 $58.10
Physics Essentials: Motion:Newtons Three Laws DVD • Carolina Biological Supply Company $71.20 1 $71.20
P. Science World , Grades 6-10 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.25 20 $185.00

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