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  • Toshiba America Foundation Grants Program for K-6 Science & Math Education Helping Improve Science and Mathematics Education One Classroom at a Time ELIGIBILITY Teacher/School Eligibility Any K-6 teacher in a public or private (not-for-profit) school is eligible. Grants will be awarded to the teacher’s school and will be restricted for use by the teacher in his/her classroom. Not more than one application per teacher is allowed. Project Eligibility • Projects must advance the teacher’s science and math teaching units in grades K-6. • Projects must occur during the school day. Before-school, after –school or take home projects are not eligible. • Projects must be completed by May 1st so that a project final report can be submitted by May 15th. • Projects should take place over at least three class sessions. • Projects should not be based solely on the purchase of a pre-packaged kit. Budget Eligibility Funds may be requested for the purchase of project materials for student use only. Computer hardware, audio-visual equipment, and field trip expenses may not be included in the budget. CRITERIA The following criteria will be significant in determining successful proposals: Clarity. Does this project description make sense? The proposal must be written so the reader has a clear understanding of the project activities, goals, material needs and evaluation components. Completeness. The application must adhere to the guidelines and provide all of the requested information. Timeline. Can the project be completed in the time allotted? In order to achieve its objectives within the suggested implementation dates, the project description must be reasonable in scope. Evaluation. The proposed project must demonstrate an evaluation component that will present clear educational outcomes to be discussed in the final project report. Cost Effectiveness. Are the project materials excessive in cost or number requested? The project cost should appear reasonable and appropriate for the activities and outcomes described. Creativity. To what extent is this an innovative approach? The proposed project must demonstrate an effort to engage young people in hands-on learning in ways that enhance the current curriculum. Impact. The project should be challenging and should actively engage students in a positive learning experience. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES All applicants are encouraged to review national mathematics and science standards when designing a project. For more information visit the following web sites: www.nctm.org (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and www.nsta.org (National Science Teachers Association). DEADLINE: Applications must be received by October 1. When October 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due on the first business day of the month.
  • NEED HELP? Please call Toshiba America Foundation at (212) 596-0620 or email foundation@tai.toshiba.com for answers to questions about your proposal. APPLICATION FORM Please type your application on this page or reproduce application of equal length on your computer. Please prepare proposals in a minimum of 10-point font. Teacher (Title, First Name, Last Name) Teacher E-mail Address Ms. Lana White Lnw5165@uncw.edu School Name Edgewood Elementary School School Mailing Address City State Zip Code 317 East Calhoun Street Whiteville NC 28472 School Phone # School Fax # 910-642-3121 91-642-2284 School Principal (Title, First Name, Last Name) Principal’s Phone# Mr. Thomas McLam 910-642-3121 Project Title The Plant Cycle Project Grade(s) No. of Children Involved Project Start Date (no Project End Date (no later than) earlier than 12/1) Grade 3 24 Children 02/15/2010 03/15/2010 Please describe the following in as much detail as possible within the space provided: • Student Learning Objectives -Given a seed, a cup, and soil, students will be able to plant a seed. -Students will be able to see a seed grow into a plant. -After seeing the seed sprout, students will be able to visualize its growth, week by week. -Students will have a better understanding of photosynthesis, through seeing the plants lean towards the sunlight. -Students will be able to distinguish the difference between plants grown in the natural sun and plants grown under a light. -Given fertilizer, students will be able to see the affects on the plants growth. • Methods of Instruction (What do you intend to do in your classroom with your students?) Students will plant seeds to monitor the process of photosynthesis. Six students will place their plants on the table, under the heat lamps with fertilizer, while six students will use the heat lamps without fertilizer. Six students will place their plants in the window seal for natural light with fertilizer, while six students will use natural light with no fertilizer. • Project Timeline (What activities happen and when?)
  • Week One: plant seed in cup Week Two: take one seed out to show the roots beginning to sprout Week Three, Four, Five, Six: monitor growth (noting the difference between plants grown under natural sunlight and those grown under a light bulb; also note plants grown with fertilizer and those without.) Week Seven: Note the plants that are in the window seal leaning towards the light, helping the class to visualize the process of photosynthesis. Week eight: plants are grown, allow students to take home. *water every day, or when dry. • Method of Evaluation Throughout this process, the students will be asked to keep a journal of the weekly activity of their individual plants. Because we are monitoring over an eight week period, the students should have eight total journal entries, each at least one paragraph in length. When the plants are fully grown, the students will be placed into groups based on which circumstance their individual plants were grown under to talk about the process. Then the students will be asked to share aloud as a group what was unique about their plants cycle of growth. The students will then be tested on their new knowledge of the process of photosynthesis, following the week of their last journal entry. BUDGET List items to be purchased and costs. Combine like items so that there are no more than six categories. 1. Plant Seeds $ 15.00 2. Small Cups $ 8.00 3. Fertilizer $ 10.00 4. 4 Heat Lamps @ $30.00 ea. $ 120.00 5. CD(show process electronically) @ $30.00 ea. 24 textbooks @ $35.00 $ 870.00 6. Timer $10.00 Total Request (may not exceed $1,000) $ 1033.00 Please summarize your project idea and explain how the materials listed in the budget above will be used. In doing this project students will further their knowledge on the process of photosynthesis. At the end of the eight week growth period of growth, students will be able to see the difference between the plants grown in the two different types of light, as well as the ones that were given a boost of nutrients versus the ones that were only given water. The materials above are needed to demonstrate the affects on growth. For example, the fertilizer that boosts plant growth, and the lighted table that provides artificial light. Also, the timer will be used to come on at certain hours of the day to provide the light for the plants being grown on the table. Also, the CD and textbook both will be used for class instruction on the process, as an aid to give the students both concrete facts and a visualization of the process. CERTIFICATIONS “I certify that the proposed project is in addition to what I usually do to teach science or math to my students.”
  • Signature of Applicant (teacher) Lana Nicole White Date 02/10/10 “I certify that the applying teacher is employed by my school, that I am aware of his/her project and that I will provide the support necessary to allow the project to take place in a timely fashion.” Signature of School Principal Date Please check one below: _X_ I teach at a public school; or _____ I teach at an eligible private (non-profit) school. Private school teachers must attach a IRS 501(c )(3) tax exemption letter or qualifying state tax exemption notice to the application. Applications without this documentation cannot be accepted. MAILING ADDRESS Please mail application and required documentation to: Grants Program for K-6 Science and Math Education Toshiba America Foundation 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor New York, NY 10020 Attachments or other supporting materials cannot be accepted. Applications sent by fax or E-mail will not be accepted. Toshiba America Foundation is a non-profit grant making organization that has been supporting improvements in science and math education through its grants program since 1990. The Foundation was created by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America, Inc. and the Toshiba America operating companies. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in the development of high technology products.
  • Toshiba America Foundation Grants Program for K-6 Science & Math Education Helping Improve Science and Mathematics Education One Classroom at a Time • Grants of up to $1,000 each will be made to encourage hands-on teaching of science and mathematics. • Application Deadline: Applications must be received by the Foundation no later than October 1st. • Project Timeline: Projects must occur between December 1st and May 1st of the current school year.