My students need a sand and water table to explore science concepts. They will learn what sinks and what floats, and how water flows and erodes the earth.
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My students love to explore! We sing, play games, create models, and read stories about any new concept we are learning. understand are natural explorers but we lack the materials to let them understand science concepts. Ã¢ÂÂAny fool can know. The point is to understand.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂ Albert Einstein
I have 26 students who are enthusiastic, kind, funny, and hungry for more.
I teach in a rural high poverty title 1 k-6 school that has many challenges. We are working hard to turn our school around and have committed to becoming a WESTEM (wellness, environment, science, technology, engineering, and math) school. We are setting up a garden, composting, and have plans for a labrary - combination lab and library. As part of this we will need materials for our lab.
Students will use the sand and water table to conduct experiments. The table will likely be used by all 586 students at the school. We will experiment with what sinks and what floats. Also we will experiment with how water erodes the earth (sand). We will also be able to use it to make models of different water and land forms. All of these concepts are part of the next generation science standards, and are best taught through exploration and experimentation.
My classroom currently has no water, sink, or bathroom.
By having this sand and water table it will allow us to explore and experiment with big ideas in a simple, fun, and engaging way. Many of these students, though living near a large damn and river, have never seen these water features and having a sand and water table will allow them to have at least a real hands on experience.
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