More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Grow Minds Through Growing Seeds
My students need to build an understanding of soil, plants and the cycle from garden to table. The lab provides a space for scientific investigation and student inquiry.
Help our students develop a love for our earth and become science stewards of our green planet!
The fifth grade students are a diverse community of learners.
They are curious and motivated in their studies. Unfortunately, many of their home resources are limited and exposure to hands-on science is restricted to classroom experiences. (Our school is identified as Title One.) The students thrive during scientific inquiry projects and this year they will blossom in their investigations.
The grow laboratory will provide multiple opprotunities for my students to experiment with growing plants. The students will investigate the variables that affect plant growth: light exposure, soil types, ph level of water, use of nutrients, and transplanting. One example of an activity is the propagation of native plant seeds using techniques that replicate natural seasonal dispersal of the seed. Through several practices, students will gain understanding of the plant cycle, cause and effect relationships, native plants and local produce, and the procedures within a scientific investigation. As fifth graders, they are expected to meet science standards and pass the state science test. The variety of hands-on practice that this equiptment will provide, will better prepare the students to meet these requirements.
The science equiptment that I am requesting will build nurturing and knowlegdable youth.
Moreover, recognizing that hunger, obesity and lack of knowledge of where food comes from, are some of the barriers preventing children from living a healthy lifestyle and being prepared to learn. Which is why I have come to you to help them learn about teamwork and science by working with soil from seed to garden to table.
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