My students are new to middle school and are 11 years old. They are excited for their transition to middle school and feel somewhat grown up now that they are changing classes and are in a bigger school.
They all walk the hall with excitement to Science class and I love the way it becomes one of their favorite classes because of hands on learning.
Although my school is a STEM school not all students get to participate in this program. I have an all inclusive classroom where students are diverse but most fall in a demographic of free lunch and low economic status and a lot of them miss school. I want to create a classroom that is engaging and is where they want to be.
I know this is expensive and I hate to ask but we are in desperate need of a refrigerator.
It will be used for the 6th grade Science Department. Currently we have nothing in place and are running back and forth to a teachers lounge to retrieve supplies!
A refrigerator would allow us to provide more engaging lessons and hands on experiences that will keep students curious about Science. The last two lessons I've taught I used boiled eggs to teach Earths layers and I had to keep the eggs in the teachers lounge which is far from my classroom. I would run and get what I needed each block so they would stay cold. Another project most recently is where we froze ice to look like Penguins and the object was to create an insulator so the penguin wouldn't melt. Again I had to store in the teachers lounge and run and get and run the tray back times 4 classes. Many science activities need refrigeration or ways to get things cold.
Again this will be used for all of 6th grade Science Teachers as we are all doing the same thing!
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