My students are all second and third graders in a neighborhood that struggles economically. About one hundred percent of our students qualify for free lunches and breakfast. That, however, does not diminish their excitement for learning, especially if you incorporate things they like doing.
They are smart and very capable students with a true love of learning through real experiences.
The economic challenges do, however, have an impact on what they have available to help them learn. These are changing times and we have to constantly look for ways to not only keep students engaged, but also build their skills to prepare for potential future careers. We know that the future will require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but it also requires a stronger background and understanding of science and technology. My students love hands-on learning.
My students need an organized way to store their science and STEM supplies, one that is quickly accessible. We have converted an old classroom into the STEM/Science lab and it just was not equipped with the storage spaces we need. The one thing about Science and STEM is that for a hands-on approach, it requires lots of materials and consumables. Right now they are stored in stacked tubs and it’s a real chore to get something out of the bottom tub in any stack. This cabinet has multiple shelves for better storage and access.
This makes it really easy to get to things quickly when students get an idea and want to get creative with what they are working on.
Items are right there ready to use, not having to dig through a stack of tubs to find it in the one tub on the bottom.
The cabinet has wheels on it so if we have to move the science lab to a new space, we are ready for it and the transition becomes much smoother and reestablish the lab in the new room quickly.
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