Help me give my students a hands-on, living science adventure! Did you know aquariums are an excellent teaching tool in the classroom? Establishing this aquarium will offer my students the opportunity to learn directly through experience.
My second-grade elementary students are excited about learning! They come to school each day, happy to be here, ready to learn something new.
They are a diverse group from many different cultural backgrounds.
I have many students in my class who come from a low socio-economic home. Providing these precious children with hands-on science is a wonderful way they can be helped.
Your donation will have a direct, positive, impact on my students. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated!
Students will enjoy researching topics such as fish species, plants, or reefs to learn more about aquarium keeping. Students can write reports or daily journal entries about the classroom aquarium. Students can also write letters to fish or aquatic experts with their questions. Both are great ways to help sharpen grammar and writing skills.
Students will collect data from an aquarium by measuring and recording water temperature and pH levels.
They will graph the information and look for trends that coincide with events in the aquarium. Any event, even the loss of a fish, is an opportunity to discuss possible causes and their effects, preventions, and ways to improve the habitat. Teaching and learning opportunities are endless!
Biology, chemistry, ecology, and physics are just a few of the sciences involved in aquarium keeping. A classroom aquarium can be used to teach students about specific topics such as fish anatomy or more complex topics such as the food chain and the water cycle.
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