More than a third of students from low‑income households
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The Night Sky Comes to Life
My students need star charts, a Barlow lens, astronomy books, high power binoculars, and eclipse glasses to allow them to fully witness the wonders of the sky.
The night sky is completely filled with wondrous objects! There are almost too many. My students need a "map" and some other accessories for our Astronomy unit to really pop to life.
My students are primarily 9th graders in a Physical Science class.
They are often yet to discover the excitement science can bring before entering my classroom. They come from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels, some freshly arriving from other countries speaking little English. However, with engaging opportunities all students can feel the wonders of science.
With the requested materials, I will be able to lead groups of students on discovery tours of the night sky, first with their naked eye and star charts, then with high power binoculars, and then finally with the existing telescope our PTA group provided last Spring through a grant I wrote. Additionally, when solar events are observable, we will have protective eye wear available to witness it first hand. There is an awesome opportunity coming up to put our toys to the test on April 15th and October 8th 2014 when there will be total lunar eclipse visible in the Pacific Northwest.
Astronomy is EASILY the favorite unit of our students in the Physical Science curriculum.
With these tools, they will gasp in awe at the wonders that they can see. Videos are for watching at home--come to school in the dark to get a REAL science experience with these awesome additions to our Astronomy unit courtesy of YOU, the caring donor.
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