science with at risk students

Fri May 19, 2017 8:24 AM

Hello All:

I am putting together training for my district on teaching At-risk students and would like to know your thoughts on what makes your classroom successful for these students.


Kindest Regards,


Shruti Sanghavi
Shruti Sanghavi
185 Activity Points

Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:35 PM

Giving at risk students multiple experiences with each concept makes them more confident. An example would be with sound. We used tuning forks, wine glasses with different levels of water in them where they run their finger around the rim, we used balloons and squeezed the air out to make sound, we put a penny in one balloon and a hex nut in the other one and tied off the balloons. Then we would spin the balloon around as fast as we could. The hex nut makes a whirring sound and the penny is very quiet. We made plastic cup "phones" with string. Students can also make instruments to experiment with sound. Most of our schools no longer have a music program so students miss out on that experience.

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
84071 Activity Points

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