Almost 90% of my students live at the poverty line. Additionally, almost 60% of our students are identified as English learners. Students with identified learning disabilities are mainstreamed into my science classroom.
Our students will benefit from hands-on science experiences in the science lab.
These experiences will motivate them to pursue course work in science and mathematical fields, as they can see how the two disciplines intersect.
Some of our students have limited life experiences, living in a metropolitan area. Although, we live fairly close to the beach, and the mountains, most of my students have never been there. I'd like to connect them with the world around them through hands-on science experiments.
They have enormous curiosity and a desire to learn. They blossom with hands-on, engaging activities. The A-ha moments we have in the science lab are priceless. Some of my students have special needs and these hands-on experiences really connect the learning for them.
Hands-on STEAM (science technology engineering art and math) experiences inspire student interest in math and science. The glass cylinders will help students understand liquid volume and accurate measurement.
Clear glass graduated cylinders will allow students to accurately view and measure liquids, as we conduct a variety of lab experiments.
Students are given specific measurements, and they need to read the meniscus of the fluid levels. This will be easier to do with these glass cylinders. Also, glass is much easier to clean than plastic.
Recently, we did a lab using water, dry ice, and food coloring. It was challenging to accurately measure using old, plastic cylinders with no contrast in the color markings.
The cleaning supplies allow us to keep our lab tidy and safe, and keep our equipment in good order.
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