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The goal of this grant is allow students to discovery kindergarten science curriculum topics through the use of a light box. Hands on discovery will bring science into real time as opposed to using textbooks videos or still images to learn about specific topics.

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Science in Real Time

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School:
Forest Lakes Elementary School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Kristie Gerber 
Students Impacted:
20 
Grade:
Date:
February 3, 2019

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Only $905.98 Needed

 

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Goal

The goal of this grant is allow students to discovery kindergarten science curriculum topics through the use of a light box. Hands on discovery will bring science into real time as opposed to using textbooks videos or still images to learn about specific topics.  

 

What will be done with my students

In small groups, students will have hands on opportunities to discover and learn about many of the kindergarten science curriculum areas including but not limited to: classifying animals, the human body, sensory discovery, ocean-life, sorting and other learning games. Through this work, I expect students to develop a genuine love for science and it’s exploration.

In addition to the light box curriculum, each student will have a weekly appropriate leveled reader, Let’s Find Out and/or Science Spin that will complement the classroom learning. These magazines will be used as in class readers as well as for take home activities.

SC.K.N.1.1 Collaborate with a partner to collect information
SC.K.N.1.2 Make observations of the natural world and know that they are descriptors collected using the five senses.
SC.K.N.1.3 Keep records as appropriate.
SC.K.N.1.4 Observe and create a visual representation of an object which include its major features.
SC.K.N.1.5 Recognize that learning comes from careful observation

 

 

Benefits to my students

The Light Box provides an incredible and unique effects by giving students the tools needed to endless tactile experiences through the stimulation of light, sound and movement. The addition of the Light Cube curriculum activities will allow students to explore and create x-rays to see what is on the inside of human and animal bodies, explore optical illusions, explore sea life as well as develop their sorting skills. The sensory table will allow young scientists to explore their senses through different discovery activities and items currently not available in our Learning Lab.

Let’s Find Out and Science Spin are reading level appropriate non-fiction magazines that students will have the opportunity to have at their disposal on a weekly basis. In my classroom there is a lack of leveled reading materials that are non-fiction. These magazines will complement our science discovery and allow students to explore non-fiction reading material over the course of the complete school year.
 

 

Describe the Students

Forest Lakes Elementary School is a community in pursuit of
highest student achievement.

Forest Lakes Elementary School is located in Oldsmar, Florida. Currently Forest Lakes Elementary School is a B school with an enrollment of 493 total students.

28 Students identify as Black
108 Students Identify as Hispanic
308 Students identify as White

54 Students are English Language Learners
37% Students receive Free/Reduced Lunch

I currently have 19 thinkers and learners in my Learning Lab. They are curious learners that love to be challenged and are not afraid to state a claim and then revise their thinking after further learning occurs. No one is afraid to make mistakes as those often help us to learn.

9 Female Students
10 Male Students

1 Retainee
3 English Language Learners
4 Students that Tested Out of ELL Services
3 Students currently not on grade level expectations
 

 

Budget Narrative

The budget above includes The Light Cube and all accessories provided that accompany the Kindergarten Science Curriculum.

Let's Find Out and Science Spin are the leveled reading Non-Fiction Magazines that students will be given weekly to support the curriculum being taught.

Lamination will be used to laminate items the students collect and create that can then be explored on the light cube.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Educational Light Box $500.00
2 Lamination $128.00
3 First Look Kit $35.00
4 What's Inside Kit $23.00
5 Broken Bones $36.00
6 Dental X-Rays $26.99
7 Sea Life $21.99
8 Let's Find Out $115.00
9 Science Spin $20.00
  Total: $905.98

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