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Mrs. Funches from Kansas City KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cells in the Classroom: Learning With Manipulatives

My students need models of the cell to help engage them in our learning about cells.

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My Students

I have a very wide variety of students. I am on the SPED track, which means that the students I serve are not just culturally diverse, but very diverse in the ways in which they learn. I teach in the KCKPS school district and the majority of our students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch, so much that we offer both free breakfast and lunch. My students are very bright, but many of them have not yet been exposed to the world of loving school, science in particularly.

My Project

We are beginning our unit on cells and having a mixture of both ELL and SPED students realia is key to learning. The model Plant and Animal Cell Comparison, along with the Giant Magnetic Animal Cell's will allow my students to get the hands on learning that they so desperately need. Being able to use more than just lecture to supply the knowledge about cells will allow my students to better obtain lasting knowledge of the subject. In the urban school district that I work in, my students are exposed to cells for one quarter in 6th grade and then not again until 10th or 11th grade. That type of learning gap can be critical for students. This is why it is important for my students to receive the lasting knowledge about cells in my 6th grade class so that they may have the opportunity to do well on ACT's and other college entrance exams.

Mrs. Funches
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources LER6039 Giant Magnetic Animal Cell • Amazon Business $21.99 8 $175.92
Model Plant and Animal Cell Comparison - Eisco Labs • Amazon Business $88.94 1 $88.94

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