Can’t Study The Earth Without Getting Your Hands Dirty!
Help me give my students a chance to learn about earth’s systems using hands-on activities and laboratories. The kits that I have requested will help my students visualize subjects like tectonic plate movement and climate change.
The students I teach in my Earth and Aquaculture class are 9th graders that are enthusiastic about studying science while focusing on Long Island Sound. They come to Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Center (BRASTEC) from the surrounding towns to take science and technology classes that are not offered by their home high school. Not only will these “hands on” laboratories and activities help my students visualize the formation of the earth and the science behind climate change, they will be able to learn in cooperative groups while making friends!
When I survey my students about how they describe themselves as a learner, most of them mention how “hands-on” learning works best for them. That is why I am so excited to use these interactive labs in my Earth and Aquaculture class. Talking about rocks can be boring, but touching and categorizing rocks and minerals using a flow chart is fun! Hearing about salinity and the water cycle is not memorable, but seeing a density flow model right in front of you is something that a student will not forget. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to read about my project and I hope you consider donating to a very worthy group of motivated students.
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