My students need K'NEX Education building supplies so that they can have hands-on experiences with learning about and creating machines.
This project expired on August 3, 2014.
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When are we going to do more science activities? That is a question that I hear..often! Reading and math are often the push, but to be competitive in the future students need to delve into science to become proficient.
I teach 22 first graders in a Title 1 school.
Many of my students are being raised by grandparents or in a single parent household. They love hands-on activities and using the computer and other technologies.
The community in which we live has been hard hit by the economy, with many industries closing, which has left many of our families struggling. Many of our students have limited opportunities to see the world outside of our small community.
Science and engineering are the wave of the future....and we need to jump on board! The K'NEX building materials will give my students practical experiences in the engineering and constructions field. The automotive industry has taken hold in our community, and these materials will help my students have a better understanding of these new industries that are becoming so important to our area.
What better way to understand science and engineering than to become engineers themselves?
Science is often an over-looked and under-taught content area in the primary classroom.
This project will enable my students to get their hands deep into some fun and exciting machine building! I want them to be college and career ready...and that needs to take root now while they are young.
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