Hearts & Valentines

February 12, 2021 | How clever that science and Valentine’s Day merged! Students listened to their hearts for Valentine’s Day using stethoscopes provided by the William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee.

An Eye for Science

January 29, 2021 | Thanks to the grant from the William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, Mrs. Zortea has a new teaching assistant!

In addition to the full-size hanging skeleton, the grant also allowed us to purchase a human eye model, an eye body chart, a See-Through Sally, a Dimensional Man, and a dozen stethoscopes.

Hopefully these teaching tools will help spark an interest in medicine!

Science Grant

January 15, 2021 | We are pleased to announce we have received a $1,000 grant from the William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee. This grant will provide Dinsmore Elementary teachers with science tools that can be used for years to come! Stay tuned for photos!

Science + Weather

October 5, 2020 | Friends is pleased to provide fifth-graders with weather instruments and learning tools.

With COVID restrictions, additional tools were needed for the science learning to be effective – and fun!

To view all the reusable science tools and supplies Friends has provided for our teachers, click here.

Mystery Science Continues!

June 1, 2020 | Friends is pleased to announce that we have purchased the Mystery Science subscription for the 2020-2021 school year!

The 2019-2020 school year was the first year that Friends provided Dinsmore Elementary with a subscription to Mystery Science and the supplies for this hands-on learning.  We want to give a shout-out to Ms. Labe for rapidly adopting this new learning tool.

We hear the kids absolutely love Mystery Science and we at Friends love bringing it to them!

4-H Embryology

March 5, 2020 | The chicks are hatching! Minutes before the school’s SAC meeting, another chick hatched!

Ms. Labe’s science classroom is a 4-H Embryology classroom. The students have been candling the incubated eggs to study the growth and development of the chicks. Ms. Labe reports the students got very excited to witness an embryo moving!

Thanks to the University of Florida IFAS Extension for including Dinsmore Elementary in this free school program. Friends is pleased to have coordinated this program partnership.

Thanks Target!

January 25, 2020 | Thanks Target for providing our third graders a field trip to the zoo! Target was very generous…each classroom will also have its own private, guided educational tour led by experienced zoo guides. This outside the classroom learning experience is one the students will always remember.

Friends of Dinsmore Elementary is pleased to provide grant writing assistance to the school. We too wish to thank Target!

Mystery Science Keeps Kids Curious!

April 4, 2019 | All Dinsmore Elementary teachers will have access for the 2019-2020 school year thanks to a donation received by Friends. Additionally, donations of science supplies will make it possible for teachers to engage students in Mystery Science classroom activities.

Image courtesy of Mystery Science

Mystery Science uses a child’s natural curiosity to begin science lessons.  Video lessons explore all science topics K-5 teachers are required to teach and starts with a genuine question that kids ask today such as “What do plants eat?” or “Why is there sand at the beach?”  Once the kids are curious, teachers can guide students through both a discovery process and a hands-on activity or return directly to the textbook.  By re-creating the process of scientific discovery, students are learning how people discovered these things to be true.

Learn more about Mystery Science at www.MysteryScience.com.