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Increase future student success on eighth grade high stakes exams on standard SC.6.L.14.3, Students will recognize and explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis, including extracting energy from food, getting rid of waste, and reproducing.

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff- How does energy keep me cool?

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School:
District Curriculum 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Mike Cimino 
Students Impacted:
4000 
Grade:
Date:
July 23, 2019

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Duke Energy - $800.00

Anonymous - $198.35

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Goal

Increase future student success on eighth grade high stakes exams on standard SC.6.L.14.3, Students will recognize and explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis, including extracting energy from food, getting rid of waste, and reproducing.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will investigate the relationship between energy usage and the maintenance of body temperature to sustain life. Students will use thermometers, rubbing alcohol and water to explore the amount of energy it takes for these liquids to evaporate representing perspiration and survival in warm temperatures. Understanding how energy relates to homeostasis is difficult for students to understand. 

 

Benefits to my students

1. Sixth grade students will remember this concept when it is time for eighth grade testing because of the hands-on experience.
2. Every student in 6th grade will be given the opportunity to investigate the relationship between homeostasis (maintaining internal body temperature) and energy.
3. Students will also learn to predict outcomes, collect data and form a conclusion. 

 

Budget Narrative

Most middle schools do not have access to digital thermometers. This budget would allow each of the 14 middle schools to receive 11-12 thermometers each. Digital thermometers are required to collect the needed data to link energy usage and evaporation rate. District and school funding for thermometers (which are needed) is not available. 

 

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# Item Cost
1 165 Digital Thermometers $988.35
2 Shipping $10.00
  Total: $998.35

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