Mrs. Hess Shamdasani from Boynton Beach FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students a micro:bit go starter kit, a cheesemaking kit, and biohazard stickers to improve technology education in our Bioscience classroom.
Focusing on STEM and problem-based learning in my class allows me to place the responsibility of learning in the students' hands, empowering the at-risk students in my classroom.
At my Title I school, over 90 percent of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch.
Many speak English as a second language and are recent migrants to the US or are first-generation US citizens. My students are charismatic, hard-working teenagers who are struggling to overcome the restraints that growing up in poverty has placed on them. While attending my school, each student receives vocational training. This prepares them for careers after high school.
However, for many of the students in my class, post-secondary education is what will provide them with the necessary skills to move out of that lowest 20% income bracket. Between the cost of maintaining a 40-year-old school and deep budget cuts for public schools, my extremely supportive administrative team can only approve the bare essentials for our classroom. I know that the students in my class would benefit from having up-to-date technology that allows them to learn about our world and to develop solutions to 21st-century problems.
My Bioscience students are working towards their Industry Certifications in Agorulatural Biotechnology. With your support, these students will be able to use the micro:bit go to test the Bioplastics they are making in class. The micro:bit go will change our data collection method from a qualitative observation to a quantitative observation.
With a cheese making kit, my students will learn about fermentation, enzymes and will be able to safely study bacteria.
This lesson truly connects all of the topics we cover in Bioscience and prepares students for success in all STEM areas. Of course, we also need biohazard waste stickers so students can learn about the safe disposal of microorganisms in the classroom.
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|KIT CHEESE MAKING LAB GR 5+ • Ward's Science||$75.65||1||$75.65|
|BBC2546862 Micro:bit go • Amazon Business||$19.96||1||$19.96|
|Biohazard Stickers Signs (Pack of 10) | Decals for Labs, Hospitals, and Industrial Use • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
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