This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Orkin; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Science was one of my favorite subjects in school. I was intrigued by the process of asking a question, and finding the answer through scientific experimentation.
I fondly remember the excitement that came during egg drop experiments in 5th grade. My dad and I spent the weekend brainstorming the perfect way to protect my egg in its carton. Sadly, my egg broke, but the experience made a lasting impression anyway. I even remember growing a lima bean in early elementary school, and the fascination of how that tiny bean could become a plant.
As a homeschool teacher now, I still get excited when we complete science experiments. Hands on learning sticks so much easier than reading information in a textbook.
All kids need the opportunity to learn science through hands-on experiences. That’s why I’m so excited about the Orkin Start with Science initiative, which is helping to fund in-class learning at schools across America.
Teachers so often have great ideas to engage students in hands-on-learning, but lack the funds to give their students those experiences. Teachers sometimes spend their own money for students to experience more than just a textbook. Now, Orkin Start with Science helps provide materials which make more of those hands-on-learning experiences possible.
Orkin has already donated over $324,000 to fund 1400+ projects for more than 123,000 students! Until September 26th, you can help by funding projects nationwide via DonorsChoose.org.
I’m so excited to have the opportunity to donate to a school in my area through this amazing initiative. The right materials can make such a difference to a teacher and her students. In fact, I’m donating $250 to my Aunt’s science classroom. I know what a great teacher she is and how she goes above and beyond to teach her students every day. When my own children have a science question they go to Aunt Kathy, because she always has an explanation they can understand- and I know she does the same for every student in her classroom.
Thanks to Orkin Start with Science my Aunt’s classroom will receive a set of classroom maps with GPS receivers, so her students can learn about latitude and longitude in the real world. It feels great to know that I helped students enjoy truly memorable hands on learning by donating through Start with Science.
You can help too by clicking here to pick your favorite project to donate to.
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