I teach a wonderful group of 6th graders. Eager to learn, and so enthusiatic any time we talk about a possible exploration in Science, especially Life Science. They are excited about Project Based Hands on Learning.
Many come from homes where they are limited in personal experiences having to do with the basic principles of Science.
( Little time to get outside and learn about their surroundings, little opportunity or guidance at home to learn about common processes around them involving science.)
This involves project based learning. I plan to take the students to a nearby stream, and use this technology to teach lessons on environmental issues. I will be using guidelines lined out by the Save our Streams project. We will check the health of various waterways by examining the populations of invertebrates living in the streams. The microscope would be vital in onsite exploration.
Using the large screen display a group of students can examine the individual organisms collected from the stream and collect data to determine the level of pollution that may be present and affecting the growth of life in the stream habitat.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Neal.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Neal and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.