The cost of science materials, including a Solar System Fact Finder and a Classroom Weather Station, is $592, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
I teach third grade students in a large urban district. My class is very culturally diverse. Many come from homes where only Spanish is spoken, some come from very low income areas, some are from single-parent homes. They have limited life experiences and need hands-on activities to bridge the learning gap. My goal is to give them the opportunity to experience science and math using as many, varied manipulatives as possible. I want them to not just read about measuring and memorize metric charts, but to actually measure things using balance scales and the metric system. I want them to not just read about simple machines, but to also build machines and systems, take them apart and see how they work. I want them to not just memorize the water cycle, I want them to examine water droplets under a microscope and magnifying glasses,and see microbes for themselves. I hope that experiencing math and science personally in hands-on activities will help them make the connection between the abstract and the concrete. I am hoping that some of them will aspire to become the scientists and mathematicians of the future.
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|CS548 - Student Microscopes - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning||$135.00||1||$135.00|
|WF217 - Starter Slide Packs - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning||$75.00||1||$75.00|
|FE400X - Classroom Rock & Fossil Collections - Co • Lakeshore Learning||$75.00||1||$75.00|
|CS540X - Simple Machines Discovery Kits - Complet • Lakeshore Learning||$69.50||1||$69.50|
|CS117 - Classroom Weather Station • Lakeshore Learning||$29.95||1||$29.95|
|WF212 - Solar System Fact Finder • Lakeshore Learning||$29.95||1||$29.95|
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