With the reduction in state funds, the need to raise money through other methods has become even more important. Science is a subject that can’t be fully appreciated when limited to text books and worksheets. One of the keys to teaching young students is camoflage. When the student is engaged, enjoying the activity, creating and problem solving, they forget that they are supposed to be learning. These instances are where some of the greatest lessons are learned.
When approached properly, science is easy to make interesting……but it isn’t free. The students benefit greatly from using real science equipment, beakers….graduated cylinders…microscopes….live animals…pipets and test tubes. As educators, one goal should be to create young scientists and prepare them for the world they will find.
I often hear that “My school can’t afford these items.” With some hard work, outfitting a science lab can be achieved. Heath Scientific has been providing fundraising options to teachers, PTO’s and school organizations for 10 years. Create excitement and interest in your science program by setting up an Exploration Fair. Your school will ask volunteers (parents are great resources) to help run a retail store for a week. The store has science experiments, rocks, fossils and educational toys that excite the students and raise funds for your school.
Set up an online store at error and encourage students and parents to visit the site for birthday and christmas presents or for science fair projects. The items are shipped directly to the customer and you do not have to distribute any merchandise. Your organization receives a percentage of all sales.
Heath Scientific also provides bulk packages that allows your organization to make up to 80% profits. Use the profits earned to buy real science equipment that can be used for many years.
Don’t let money stop you from providing your students a top notch science classroom.