Help me give my students supplies to create electrical circuits and learn about electromagnetics motors.
J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "Not all those who wander are lost."
A wall in my classroom was painted by my student, a talented graffiti artist.
The wall has the word "Think" sprawled across, with the Tolkien quote tucked in the corner. This wall is an ode to our students' opportunity to think freely. Our school is part of the District Reference Group H, which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.
As a fifth-year, eighth-grade science teacher, I have already experienced the lack of funding our science program receives. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body, as well as the absence of a budget for laboratory supplies.
The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the resources that allow them to succeed at higher levels. Many of the students are disengaged, with attendance of less than 85%, but are often discouraged by the connections made at school. Despite this, they are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.
As a new part of our NGSS aligned curriculum, the 8th graders are studying Electromagnets, and we would like to make circuits, electromagnets out of iron nails, and motors out of batteries and wire.
By learning through hands-on activities, the students can make connections to the content and create experiences that will stick with them for many years to come.
The circuits will help students to understand the basics of electricity, and how electrons flow through a wire, emitting energy where it is needed. The iron nail magnets will help students to understand the relationship between electricity and magnetism, and make comparisons between the electromagnet and regular magnets.
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