My students are all second and third graders in a neighborhood that struggles economically. About 74% of our students qualify for free lunches and breakfast. That, however, does not diminish their excitement for learning, especially if you incorporate things they like doing. These kids are all about tech.
They are smart and very capable students with a true love of learning through real experiences.
The economic challenges do, however, have an impact on what they have available to help them learn. These are changing times and we have to constantly look for ways to not only keep students engaged, but also build their skills to prepare for potential future careers. We know that the future will require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but it also requires a stronger background and understanding of science and technology. My students love hands-on learning.
Our Science Lab is running low on sugar cubes, they are so useful. We can do experiments on what dissolves faster, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or sugar cubes but we are out of sugar cubes.
The Merge Cubes are soo cool, they are a VR device that transforms the cube into what ever you want, it could be a small animal, it could be an atom or molecule so you can look at it closely and rotate it as if you are actually holding it.
It would truly add a whole new dimension to our science exploration. Even our ancient civilizations investigations can become so much more exciting. Like we are holding fossils or ancient relics right in our hands. This would really excite the students and get them hyped up about science exploration without all the mess or travel.
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