My students need 2 digital cameras to use during science investigations.
This project expired on June 21, 2011.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
How many times have your heard students say, "Where am I ever going to need this?" in relation to a science topic. Through digital imagery, I would like to show my students that science is all around them. A rusting drain, a blooming sunflower, or a puddle of water prove this theory.
My students are about 99% African-American students who come from a economically disadvantaged background.
Many of these kids have never traveled out of their neighborhoods. They are wonderful students who look up to anyone who allows them the opportunity to be successful. Our state tests scores in Science went from 79% Passing Rate to a 93% Passing rate in my first year at this school. I do believe this was through awareness. Making them look outside of the box or textbook or their neighborhood for that matter as far as science was concerned.
Through the use of digital cameras in the classroom, I will allow my students the opportunity to experience real-life relevance of science in their lives. One of the activities would be Vocabulary Building. I would give the students a list of vocabulary words and they would have to go out and take pictures of items that depict those vocabulary words. They must be able to explain in detail why they chose that particular object to photograph. This activity helps in the understanding and comprehension of the vocabulary.
With the district budget cuts, my campus administrator will not approve the funding for this type of project.
This donation will bring the outside world to my kiddos. It will show them that they can be successful in their neighborhood. It opens a whole different door of awareness for my students.
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