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Mrs. S. from Mc Cormick SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Integrating Art in Science

The cost of 7 one lb. bricks of modeling clay in several colors from Carolina Biological Supply Company and 45 other various art supplies such as styrofoam balls, a clay cutter and modeling tools set, glue, and drawing paper from Nasco is $558, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I would like to integrate art in my teaching of science. We do not offer any forms of art to any of our high school students. I teach applied biology, biology I and physical science. All of our students are at-risk students. They are at our school for a variety of reasons (dysfunctional families, drug use and inability to control anger are some of the reasons). Our school is a state agency that provides services to students and their families. Students live on campus and go home from time to time depending on their behavior. They spend most of their time in behavior management. They do come to school daily, but many times they are gone out of class to receive special services. Most of their learning happens in class. I try not to assign homework, because many times they are not able to do homework. I teach close to 50-60 different students every year. My smallest class has 2 students and the largest class has 13 students. We all learn the best in different ways. I try to facilitate all kinds of minds. When it comes to making models of some kind, I just use construction paper because that's what is readily available to me. I believe that if I let my students create 3-dimensional models they will have better understanding of concepts. The use of different media for different activities (models) will keep their interest up. There are a wide variety of coloring books available in the market. I would like to have some of those for my biology classes. Diagrams pretty much summarize all the concepts that are mentioned in a particular chapter. Students don't really spend time looking at a diagram. When they are asked to color something, they spend time with the diagrams and learn the structures as they spend time coloring them. We do some experiments in class. Students do learn a lot through experiments. Some students find cell processes extremely boring. Even after spending weeks on cell processes, they have a hard time remembering the processes. I believe that if students are allowed to create something artistic that resembles the processes that go on in cells, they will have an easier time remembering them. Also, their involvement will make it more interesting for them. Some students do not understand the cell cycle. They have a general idea but have trouble remembering the details of the process. If I am able to teach them the cell cycle using different media, they will remember it and will be able to show their understanding in one way or another. Above are described just a couple of examples where I can integrate art. There are many other science topics that will become easier for my students if I am able to integrate art in my teaching. I would like to have all sorts of media available to my students so that they can use their imaginations to present the science concepts. This way they can create something the way I want them to and also use their own creativity and imagination.

Mrs. S.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BEAD TREASURE BOX • Nasco $30.34 1 $30.34
PAPER EDGERS 6 CLASSIC • Nasco $23.35 1 $23.35
NEON YARN DISPENSER BOX • Nasco $21.84 1 $21.84
CLAY CUTTER&MODEL TOOLS ST • Nasco $17.95 1 $17.95
CHENILLE JUMBO AST 12"1000 • Nasco $16.61 1 $16.61
PLAST'RCRAFT II 5LB • Nasco $15.47 1 $15.47
COLORING BOOK, BIOLOGY • Nasco $14.87 1 $14.87
ACRYLICS 6 COLOR SET • Nasco $14.11 1 $14.11
TEMPLATES SET 3 • Nasco $13.51 1 $13.51
STRATH CHARCOAL PD24 18X24 • Nasco $11.47 1 $11.47
STRINGING RINGS PK500 • Nasco $9.94 1 $9.94
GRAPHITE PENCIL DESIGN ST • Nasco $9.90 1 $9.90
CHARCOAL 50 REG ROUND MED • Nasco $9.69 1 $9.69
APRON VINYL ADULT SIZE • Nasco $9.64 1 $9.64
BUDGET BRUSH ASST 1/2GROSS • Nasco $8.79 1 $8.79
ZIG DBL TIP MRKR ST6 WTRBS • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
DRAW PAPER WHITE 60# 9X12 • Nasco $7.14 1 $7.14
PRANG WATERCOLOR SET OVL16 • Nasco $6.67 1 $6.67
PASTEL FELT ASST 9X12 PK50 • Nasco $6.46 1 $6.46
SPONGE PASTEL BLENDERS ST6 • Nasco $5.99 1 $5.99
CHARCOAL PPR 25 ASST 19X25 • Nasco $5.95 1 $5.95
BRACELET MEMORY WIRE • Nasco $5.90 1 $5.90
NECKLACE MEMORY WIRE • Nasco $5.90 1 $5.90
SKETCH PAPER 12"X50/RL/WHT • Nasco $5.90 1 $5.90
RING MEMORY WIRE • Nasco $5.90 1 $5.90
METAL TUBE ASSORTMENT-LARG • Nasco $5.65 1 $5.65
LOLLI FOAM BRUSHES PK12 • Nasco $4.93 1 $4.93
PAINT BELLOWS PK/3 • Nasco $4.80 1 $4.80
SPRINGBOW COMPASS • Nasco $4.71 1 $4.71
CLAY, MODELING, BROWN , 1 LB • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.15 1 $4.15
CLAY, MODELING, CREAM, 1 LB • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.15 1 $4.15
CLAY, MODELING, GREEN, 1 LB • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.15 1 $4.15
CLAY, MODELING, BLUE, 1 LB • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.15 1 $4.15
CLAY, MODELING, GRAY, 1 LB • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.15 1 $4.15
CLAY, MODELING, YELLOW, 1 LB • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.15 1 $4.15
CLAY, MODELING, RED, 1 LB • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.15 1 $4.15
BIENFANG AQUADEM PAD 9X12 • Nasco $3.82 1 $3.82
POM POMS 300 ASST • Nasco $3.78 1 $3.78
CHARCOAL PAD 24SH 12X18 • Nasco $3.65 1 $3.65
TISSUE ASSORT 12X18 PK100 • Nasco $3.40 1 $3.40
STYROFOAM BALL 2" PK12 • Nasco $3.31 3 $9.93
SILLY SPRING BEADS PK100 • Nasco $3.18 1 $3.18
PENTEL OIL PASTELS ST25 • Nasco $2.93 1 $2.93
HOLD THE FOAM GLUE 2OZ • Nasco $2.93 1 $2.93
PPR TRACING 9X12 50SH 25# • Nasco $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT PIPETTES PK25 • Nasco $2.65 1 $2.65
CANVAS BOARD NASCO 20X24 • Nasco $2.29 1 $2.29
SNAP PALETTE W/COVER • Nasco $1.23 1 $1.23
STYROFOAM BALL 1" PK16 • Nasco $1.02 3 $3.06
BEAD THREAD 70YD • Nasco $0.80 1 $0.80
STYROFOAM DISCS 6" X 3/4" • Nasco $0.59 3 $1.77
STYROFOAM BALL 3" • Nasco $0.38 3 $1.14

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