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Help me give my students Electronic Snap Circuit Kits and the batteries to run them, to help my students better understand how circuits work in the real world.
Last year, our school district decided to merge several campuses in order to save money due to increased expenditures from Hurricane Harvey and attendance levels dropping in the more affected areas of town. My campus was one of the ones merged and I had to move to a new campus. My new campus is now receiving students from another merged country campus and these students are being bused in and out of town.
Since school has not started and due to the merger, I do not know my students--yet; however, I know like all children, they want to be loved and have the opportunities that will help them succeed in their daily lives.
Around 87% of the students within my school come from low-income families. Many of them still have housing that continues to be affected from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Their lives are not stable and they are very limited in their opportunities to discover the world around them. I would like to be able to give them what I can in the form of experiences and opportunities to help them be the best they can be!
One of the experiences I can give my students is understanding how circuits work. Electrical circuits and how they work is a hard concept for students to fathom. They can manipulate Christmas lights and batteries all day long, however, their understanding of simple and parallel circuits still falls short. I believe that the Electronic Snap Circuits will help my students build varying circuit models that will increase their knowledge of how circuits actually work. They incorporate STEAM into their learning as the create all the variations of circuits they can imagine. They can then transfer their created circuit to a drawing showing how all the components work together to create an actual circuit where energy flows.
Can you imagine the excitement of my students when each groups circuit is connected to the others and we have a complete classroom circuit?!
We can then see what happens if only one little component in the circuit is removed or opened. I'm very excited to use the Electronic Snap Circuits in my classroom from year to year in order to increase students understanding of electrical circuits. Hopefully some of them will become electricians, computer experts or electrical engineers!
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|KIT ELECTRONIC SNAP CIRCUITS 60-PIECE • Frey Scientific||$89.24||5||$446.20|
|ACDelco AA Super Alkaline Batteries in Recloseable Package, 100 Count • Amazon Business||$19.96||1||$19.96|
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