My students need STEM supplies and books to learn about electrical circuits in an engaging manner.
I will have 32 awesome students who vary tremendously in their abilities and interests. I try to present the fifth grade core content in a way that gets them excited to learn while allowing them to be confident and successful. My students love learning when they are able to have hands-on experiences to discover the reasons behind phenomena they see in the world around them.
My students are enthusiastic to learn despite the many challenges they face.
The school I teach at is located in a low income area. My school was 1% away from being qualified as a Title l so we do not receive extra funding and resources for being low income. With a lack of funding, it is extremely difficult to provide the exciting and challenging opportunities that my students need to improve.
My students need hands-on STEM supplies to discover how energy flows. The snap circuit kits and electrical supply kit will allow my students to manipulate the different components of a circuit to create complete and incomplete circuits. The various kits come with different loads including light bulbs, speakers, and motors. The students will be able to observe what happens when they increase or decrease the amount of power in a complete circuit. They will also be able to include switches to control the pathway of energy from the power source to the load.
These resources will help to deepen my students understanding of circuits.
The physical manipulation of components from the kits along with the reinforcement from the books will ensure that my students understand the fifth grade core standards.
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