My students attend school in an urban district and are entitled to free breakfast and lunch. Parents are unable to contribute financially to basic necessities such as pencils, markers, erasers, etc. The students are very eager to learn and love to do hands-on activities or lessons involving movement.
I teach fifth and sixth grade math and science.
Each classroom averages 25 students. The students have few supplies at school to complete projects and none at home, so we are forced to rely on donations. I have creative thinkers in both classes who yearn to share their knowledge with our school, district, and community. This project would benefit both my classes.
What does a cell look like under a microscope? I heard that question for over a month during the cell unit that I was teaching 5th and 6th grade students. Unfortunately, the microscopes that my school has are so outdated that we couldn't see anything. Students were taught what different cells looked like, but it wasn't the same as viewing them under a microscope.
Using a microscope is a basic skill that all students should be taught in middle school.
The students knew all the parts of a microscope, how to use one, but weren't able to experience or use the real thing. What a difference it would make to have students use a real microscope!
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