My students need 2 Vernier data collectors and several probes to begin understanding that technology is an integral part of modern science.
From crayons, paper, and glue to technology-infused labs with modern equipment. That is where I am heading and I need your help.
I teach at a public school that serves a population of pregnant teenagers in our county.
It is an integration of daycare and school that allows these girls to beat the odds (50% of pregnant teens never finish high school!) The school and classes are small allowing the teachers to place an emphasis on success and hands-on instruction. Many of the students had attendance issues at their prior school and/or came from schools with a high percentage of teacher turnover and they didn't have the opportunity to experience science in action. They deserve that opportunity. These students impress me daily by attending class while trying to be a parent or pregnant with a child. They are trying to beat the odds and not become a statistic. The goal of the teachers and staff here is to help the student finish their high school education, guide them towards college and career choices, and teach them to be the best parents they can be.
Trying to bring a science classroom to life with limited resources is very difficult. The equipment I am requesting is a baby step in the right direction. A Vernier Labquest and probes will allow my students to do real world modern science experiments within our classroom. They will learn how technology is used in science and as I build the collection of probes we will be able to do experiments in each of my classes. I am teaching physical science, chemistry, and biology and the only high school science teacher at the school. In biology, we can measure the rate at which enzymes react on substances and create graphs of this data. In physical science, we can use photogates connected to the Vernier system to create graphs of distance verses time and in chemistry the possibilities are endless.
I have a student this year in my chemistry class who wants to be a forensic scientist.
It is all she talks about and it makes me smile to see her passion. Then I look around my classroom and wonder how this young mother is going to be able to compete and be successful at the university level if she has never been exposed to the technology that other students likely have. I don't want to fail her. Please help me on this path so I can help her.Read More
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|Vernier LabQuest 2 • Sargent-Welch||$329.09||2||$658.18|
|Temp Probe Stainless Steel • Sargent-Welch||$29.09||2||$58.18|
|Vernier Voltage Probe • Sargent-Welch||$12.09||2||$24.18|
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