Staying Curious in Science Class

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

With these funds I will purchase school subscriptions to Mystery Science and Generation Genius for the 2020-2021 school year. School subscriptions to these NGSS aligned curriculums will allow all teachers and students in the school to access content both in the classroom and through District issued Chromebooks for remote learning.

K-4 Science lab is a high interest subject where students are engaged, inventive, and collaborate together regularly. Our young scientists want to be successful in science but often struggle with the lack of content knowledge. Bache-Martin has used Mystery Science for the past 3 years to teach science topics in a fun, engaging, and exploratory way. 

In March when school closed suddenly and switched to online learning, Mystery Science allowed students to continue science without skipping a beat. Students were able to access the mysteries and activities through student links and Google Classroom. I was also able to sign up for a limited subscription to Generation Genius, allowing students even more access to engaging science content as we continue to teach and learn remotely. 

With the uncertainty of the 2020-2021 school year and the current budget not allowing for me to obtain these resources through the School District it is important that I fundraise for these subscriptions. 

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal I will purchase teacher accounts, which will allow me access to the resources but set limits on the number of students that can use the links. 

Fundraiser Updates (1)

cmccracken@philasd.org

July 29, 2020

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We are almost halfway to the goal. 

Yesterday (July 29th) The School District of Philadelphia announced that we will be virtual through the 1st quarter. While starting the year online is not ideal, having these two digital science curriculum platforms will keep scientists engaged in lessons. 

 

They will then allow for a more seamless transition back into the classroom, whenever we are able to. Thank you again for valuing science education and supporting our Tiger Scientists!

 

-Charlotte McCracken 

Comments (3)

Andy Farrell August 12, 2020

Masks from Angie J.

cindy stone August 9, 2020

Continue to stretch your imagination you never know what you will discover! learn and grow!

Connie Erikson July 10, 2020

I am so proud of you!

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About the Creator

I am a 3rd year teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. I teach science to K-4 students in a diverse neighborhood school in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia

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