Is there anyone out there that does not remember dissecting a frog as a 7th grader? The only way to truly develop a love and passion for the sciences is to get your hands dirty and jump right in, literally! Our school does not have enough funds to complete this lab unless we receive grants funds.
This grant will support every single 7th grade student at my school (approximately 425 students)!
Our school is very diverse, which means I have all kinds of students in my classroom. They range from aspiring scholars to budding scientists to students who barely have enough money to pay for the clothes on their back. So many of my students crave additional knowledge that they cannot get from reading out of a textbook. I am always looking for ways to make learning a dynamic experience for each and every one of my students. What better way to inspire a reluctant learner than by giving them the opportunity to get a hands-on experience by dissecting a frog? Whenever I see former students they always remark that their favorite part about being in my class was being able to dissect a frog.
"Scalpel please." What, did that really come out of the mouth of a 7th grade student? Absolutely! The best part of the school year for me has always been when we finish our unit of study on amphibians and vertebrates. This is the time of year that our students traditionally get the chance to dissect a frog. Unfortunately we will not be able to complete the dissection this year due to budget cuts. That is why this grant is ideal for the Chevron Fuel Your School Grant. Students will be paired with either 2 or 3 other students to create their dissection group. They will need to work in collaboration with each other to ensure safety and proper use of all lab materials. In the past students eyes have truly lit up when given the opportunity to complete the frog dissection. For some this will be their only chance to dissect an animal. My hope, however, is that this dissection will empower students to want to learn more about the human body and potentially become biologists in the future.
Hands-on science, is there really any other way to truly understand the human body and all of its different systems?
Of course students will learn by reading textbooks and looking at pictures and diagrams, but I challenge anyone to prove that reading textbooks is the best way to get a comprehensive and deep understanding of any subject matter. Our 425 7th grade students deserve better and should have the opportunity to say to their partner, "Scalpel please."Read More
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