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Building Bridges and Touching the Stars
Help me give my students the opportunity to build bridges and launch rockets to help them understand math and physics concepts.
Which lessons do you remember best from your time in school? Was it the rote lecture lessons or the hands-on experiences. Most students do better with hands-on experiences, but those with learning difficulties really need to have a multi-sensory experience in order to understand higher level concepts.
I teach a group of 18-22 year old students with a variety of special needs.
My students come from a variety of backgrounds with different levels of abilities. They all need help in reaching their potential independence and having hands-on lessons helps them to realize how much they are able to accomplish.
Many of my students have disabilities relating to listening comprehension and so they have a hard time learning from lectures. By having a hands-on experience it will make the topics I'm covering make more sense and will be retained longer.
Building a bridge and making a rocket will be a fun and memorable way to work on math, geometry physics and fine motor skills.
Also, working in small groups will facilitate socialization which is another area my students need help with.
We will use the bridge building kits to teach the students how math and physics work in real world applications. My students also need to work on socialization and by working in small groups they will be able to work on those skills as well.
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