the goal: $150,00
As the Lower Mainland’s only fully accredited day school for students in grades 1-12 with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities, Fraser Academy continually researches best practices to enhance the educational experience of our students.
Next up? Tapping into the extraordinary talents of our students by providing a hands-on, three-dimensional learning experience that will encourage and inspire our students to excel in Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering.
The Science Project Campaign will add three science labs to Fraser Academy, and an engineering component to our Challenge Program. Each lab requires significant work in terms
of room upgrades and equipment, including plumbing. We will also be adding a part-time lab assistant to our staff.
All students will participate in this enriched and interactive science program, with Jr School students investigating the fundamentals of science, and Sr School students building on those skills to develop a rigorous, relevant and inquiring approach to their scientific endeavours.
as of may 14, we're raised $26,700!
examples of what the science project needs to make “science soar”
- Earth Science: $22,000 | The incorporation of planetary models, erosion tables, mineral analysis kits and software such as MyWorld will allow students to visualize both small- and large-scale phenomena in interactive and meaningful ways.
- Physics: $32,000 | Updated force meter and spring scales, friction boxes, mass-density cubes and physics balls will provide hands-on activities in dynamics and motion. Pulley systems will incorporate force and mechanics into the scientific equation.
- Biology: $27,000 | Updated microscopes with microorganism, tissue and muscle slides, plus the use of life-size models and field-testing equipment will give our students a clearer vision of the world around and in them.
- Chemistry: $37,000 | Updated hot plates and glassware, plus micro-pipetting kits, pipettes and safety gear will enable our students to conduct experiments in a safe environment using a variety of chemicals.
- Science Challenge: $32,000 | An engineering and robotics lab with controllers, programming software, design software, tools and construction hardware will give our students the ability to design, build and run their own robots, as well as to develop management skills and to become creative thinkers in a hands-on way.