Cells Alive: Using Microscopes to Peak Scientific Curiousity
My students need microscopes to touch, see, and tinker with the tiny cells and organisms in the micro-world.
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My students are amazing and resilient learners who live in the West side neighborhood of Chicago where there is violence, gangs, and high poverty. This neighborhood school has 99% African American students and 99% of our students qualify for free lunch. Despite these challenges, our lifelong learners who take responsibility for their education and character, which will enable them to build a positive, constructive, and successful life.
At our school, all staff are united in their efforts to provide a safe learning environment that encourages student inquiry, perseverance, and enhances competency in literacy, science, and mathematics.
This is an opportunity for my students to tinker and use real science tools and equipment to understand the abstract microbiology. They need current science technology tools to give them the inspiration and academic language to be excited about science. Looking at cells and understanding how to use microscopes will help the information from science textbooks and articles come alive. Hopefully, they will continue to learn how to work together and be future Nobel scientists making incredible contributions to society.
My students will be able to compare the shapes, sizes, and colors of the cells on each of the slides.
They will record and make observations to draw conclusions about what they saw.
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