Help me give my students glitter glue to discover the science behind their slime.
My classroom of 35 fifth grade students is in a school of high poverty and all of our students receive free lunch and breakfast here at school. Many of my children are homeless living in shelters or in their cars. I have children who have hard to handle behaviors due to the high stress in their lives. The background knowledge that most of the children have is lacking due to the fact that most of their parents speak another language, are unable to read in their home language, don't English, didn't graduate high school, and most of them are working more than one job leaving many of my kids home alone. Due to the negative outside impact of the world on their lives, the parents and children have other things to focus on.
Many children in the surrounding areas don't have to worry about the daily impacts that my students face.
Things such as witnessing shootings in their apartment complex and having to hide behind a dumpster so they don't get shot. I try to expose them to various activities that they wouldn't be able to access otherwise.
My students like countless other students want to spend all of their time making slime. I find myself like so many other teachers and parents fighting the endless slime making battle.
Well now I'm going to encourage my students to make slime so we can take their passion and dig into the deeper science concepts like the polymerization that's happening when they mix in the contact solution.
It will also give my students a structured way to do it without "wasting" class supplies and making a giant mess.
This will also lead to a science experiment where they get to go through the whole scientific process of question and discovery. They will be determining which is the best recipe for slime then backing it up with science.
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|GLUE CLASSIC GLITTER GLUE ASSORTED COLORS BLUE/YELLOW/RED SET/3 • School Specialty||$13.13||10||$131.30|
|GLUE CLASSIC GLITTER GLUE ASSORTED COLORS PURPLE/PINK/GREEN SET/3 • School Specialty||$13.13||10||$131.30|
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