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To be able to supply High School science students at an Exceptional Student Education Center with the materials they need to be successful in a rigorous academic environment. To provide students with hands on and applicable models, machines and tools to assist with comprehending complex Earth Science standards.

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Jabil - ESE Science Class Materials

School:
Calvin A. Hunsinger 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Janet Cunningham 
Students Impacted:
35 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
August 16, 2016

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Jabil - $500.00

Pinellas Education Foundation - $500.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 20

Students were able to utilize tools, machines and models to help them to understand real life processes as well as occupations that are related to Earth-Space Science.  The various fields and/or branches of Earth-Space Science which were covered using the tools and materials from this grant included; meteorology, geology and oceanography.

 

 

The grant provided a wireless weather station which was installed outside the classroom but still in a visible location.  The students were able to track the various weather phenomena including the temperature, wind speed and direction and humidity.  The students were able to calibrate the wind speed with a hand help anemometer.  These activities provided the students with a real life experience dealing with the field of meteorology.  The tornado demonstator was used multiple times to demonstrated the vortex and drop down of tornado funnels.  The students were able to relate this to tornadic activity that is present in Florida and explore the conseqences if a tornado was to strike.

 

Students were more engaged while using the materials and would ask to be able to work with models, tools and items provided for in this grant.  The students were able to connect their background knowledge with the materials and were able to infer how many of the materials were going to be used prior to my explaining their purpose.  The students showed improved formative assessment levels during times we were using the grant provided materials.  Students enjoy the hand held materials and the visual materials provided.

 

All of my students are ESE students served in a center based school.  The experiences which were provided for the students by using these tools helped them to understand some of the complex concepts related to the standards of Earth-Space Science.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve this challenging and often forgotten population with materials and supplies that help them to live science and not just see science.

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

To be able to supply High School science students at an Exceptional Student Education Center with the materials they need to be successful in a rigorous academic environment. To provide students with hands on and applicable models, machines and tools to assist with comprehending complex Earth Science standards. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be able to visualize Earth processes and surface features through the use of models and manipulatives. Students will use meteorological tools and machines to assist with understanding the curriculum, being able to tie the curriculum in with occupations in the Earth Science field which they may be interested in pursuing. Earth Science fields include geologists and meteorologists who use knowledge of Earth processes and surface features such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tornadoes to assist with the planning and keeping safe of communities that will not expose people to these dangerous events.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students will be able to utilize tools, machines and models which reflect real life processes and activities. This simulation can assist students in understanding the fields of geology and meteorology and could translate into a future job profession. 

 

Describe the Students

All students are ESE. Students are Emotional-Behavioral Disorders, Other Health Impaired, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and/or School Based Mental Health.

Students tend to be low performers in the traditional schools. Low class ratio, behavior management, social skills training infused throughout the day and case management assist the students in showing gains. 

 

Budget Narrative

Funds to be spent on models, tools, teacher resource materials and lab supplies for Earth Science 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Tornado Demonstration Model $350.00
2 Wireless Weather Center $150.00
3 Anemometer $50.00
4 Seafloor Simulator $200.00
5 Teacher Resources and Lab Materials $250.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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