Oinking All the Way: Becoming College and Career Ready in 7th Grade
This grant is for the purchase of fetal pigs which will be used in my 7th grade classroom. Students will dissect the pigs to learn about Systems, Structures, & Functions, Patterns, and Cause & Effect. Students will learn about how body structures interact and the function of various organs and organ systems. Students will learn about the effects of various abuses such as alcohol, drugs, food, and other problems facing Eastern Kentucky areas. Students will use scientific tools–dissection tools–and will be responsible for following very stream-lined procedures for daily work. This will be my third year to bring this amazing experience to my students. It has been the best teaching experience for me and an amazing learning experience for my kids. They learn so much and learn to become unbelievably responsible and efficient at maintaining order and self reliance throughout the fast pace which has to be maintained for 55 minutes classes!