Help me give my students safety goggles for chemistry labs that they can actually see with and are not 20 years old.
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I teach at a Title I high school where over 90% of my students are Hispanic and from countries other than the United States, such as Mexico, Central America and South America. The majority of the rest of my students are from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Many of them are refugees. English is their second language and many are still trying to learn English as they navigate through this American high school.
Most of my students are from backgrounds where they didn't even attend school before coming here and have many responsibilities outside of school, like working to help support the family, taking care of siblings and their own children or worried about where they will be sleeping each night.
However, many also want a better life for their future than what they have experienced so far. They are very bright students and many are interested in science and want to be the first in their family to attend college with a major in a STEM field.
I like to enrich my lessons with fun chemistry labs for my students. The labs help them to actually see reactions taking place and they help them understand the concepts being taught. They also show them that chemistry is all around them, they just need to watch it!
Flame Lab and Types of Chemical Reactions Lab are two of the favorites among students, but can be harmful to the eyes if students are not wearing protective safety goggles.
The goggles we have in the class for the students use are extremely old with scratches all over them, broken bands, and the don't fit over prescription glasses. We would really appreciate a new set of safety goggles that will make performing labs much easier!
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