My students need interactive materials from Steve Spangler's :Sick Science!" collection including a dry ice bubble maker, pH indicators, and color fizzers to both wow and educate our families during an evening of science!
The students I serve are much more than the stigma of a school district that is nestled in, what was only a few years back, recognized as the poorest small city in the country. Many are from bilingual, low-income families, some of whom have recently relocated to the United States. Although I serve a financially disadvantaged community, with 97% of our school's population living in poverty, it saddens me that my students are provided with resources that pale in comparison to more affluent neighboring school districts.
Similar to any individual in their age group, my students are inherently curious and creative individuals, who each have a unique perspective on the way the world works.
An important part of my time with my students is helping them to realize how wonderful their perspectives are, and offering each of them opportunities to shine!
What happens behind the closed doors of a science classroom can be fun and exciting, but when we open our doors to our families, we can really have some science fun!
My students will be hosting an evening of science for their families and need various "Sick Science!" kits and consumable refills, to be able to wow the crowd with scientific phenomena!
One example of how we will excite our audience is to demonstrate the concept of sublimation by creating "Boo Bubbles" as dry ice turns from a solid directly into a gas and allow participants to gently bounce these mysterious creations in their hands. This marks just one example of the various demonstrations that my students would be presenting to their audience.
The "teacher win" behind this project is that not only are my students going to lead the show with various demonstrations, they will also need to be experts on the science behind them so they can teach the crowd about topics such as states of matter, forces and motion, friction, electrical circuits and more!
As this is the third part of a multi-step project, some of the materials are also meant to replenish consumables during various presentations of these demonstrations. Thank you for your consideration of this project; It should make for an exciting event!
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