The goal of this proposal is to provide our students with hands-on science activities that will give them the foundation and motivation that will enable them to be budding scientists. When these students don a child’s size lab coat and goggles to explore the science activities that we have set up in the empty classroom that is being utilized as the third grade science lab, they will get to experience the scientific method in a way that will make a lasting impression.

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Super Science Investigators

School:
OAKRIDGE ELEMENTARY 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Pauline Watson 
Grade:
Date:
October 8, 2013

0% Funded

 

 

Only $427.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

The goal of this proposal is to provide our students with hands-on science activities that will give them the foundation and motivation that will enable them to be budding scientists. When these students don a child’s size lab coat and goggles to explore the science activities that we have set up in the empty classroom that is being utilized as the third grade science lab, they will get to experience the scientific method in a way that will make a lasting impression.  

 

What will be done with my students

The science lab will be shared by six third grade classes. Each class will come to the lab at least one hour a week. Students will experiment and explore the hands- on Science centers that we are setting up. We will change the centers on a monthly basis. For example, the unit we are studying this month is plants, so all of the centers will have a focus on plants. We will have several terrariums, pumpkin plants, and stations where students will weigh, measure and observe all aspects of a pumpkin. One of the stations will be a large container of water so students can find out if the pumpkin will float or sink after they record their prediction. We will use a large heavy pumpkin, so most will predict it will sink and be surprised to see it float. Self-discovery activities like these will spark more questions that they will want to investigate. 

 

Benefits to my students

Giving these students the exposure to these hands-on science activities will not only improve the motivation and enjoyment of school for these students, but it will also give the students the skills and knowledge they need to improve their performance on the required science assessments. 

 

Budget Narrative

The items that are requested in this budget will be shared by the 6 classes of third graders. Once a schedule is established, we will offer the second grade teachers to bring their classes to the lab when it’s not being used by the third grade classes. The lab coats will help the students feel like they are “Real” scientists. The pumpkins and other plants will allow the students to explore and learn about the characteristics of plants and how they are affected by the environment. The Visavis markers are necessary for students to record their results on activity pages that will be kept in plastic sheet protectors. The scale is needed to weigh the pumpkins. The Tigtag website is an interactive science website that we would like to have in the computer station for the students to further explore the concepts they are learning. Many of the students did not bring in the requested composition books to use as Science Reflection Logs, so we would like to purchase some for those students. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Lab coats, child size qty 20 at $11 each $220.00
2 Pumpkins, Qty 12 various sizes $5 each $60.00
3 Plants, 12 @ $2 each $24.00
4 Visavis markers, 4 pks. @$7 eachpk $28.00
5 Large mechanical dial scale $45.00
6 Tigtag Science Videos/website license $30.00
7 Compostion books, 20 @ $1each $20.00
  Total: $427.00

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Only $427.00 Needed

 

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