My students need pollution test kits and microscope slide sets.
Do you remember doing your first "real" science experiment with chemicals and test tubes? My 6th graders love to use their hands to learn and are fascinated by the world around them. I have the opportunity to capture their imagination while preparing them to protect our environment!
I have the pleasure of teaching science at a 95% Free and Reduced Lunch school (meaning that 95% of my students are below the US poverty line).
They are mostly Latino students struggling with English but have dreams of going to college. My students work incredibly hard but our school lacks for funds and, because science is not considered a core class, science struggles even more.
This kit will allow my students to explore the world around them in 3 different areas: air, water and soil. This will give my students a unique opportunity to use real science tests to determine the pollution level of the air in school and outside in Colorado. It will allow us to go on an urban hike down to a nearby river and test water quality in the spring. It will also allow us to take some time in our end-of-year trip to Utah to test the soil in the national parks. A year of learning about the problems facing our environment and how to solve them will empower my students to be apart of the solution when they are older.
We need future scientists and engineers to help us care for our natural world, empowering my 6th graders to do so will allow them to make change when they are older.
Help me inspire my students to make a difference in science!
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