CORDOVA, Ala. (WIAT) — Instead of focusing on spelling, Amber Parsons was hoping to take science to a different level at Bankhead Middle School in Cordova.
However, she didn’t have the money. But that’s all about to change.
Parsons is this week’s recipient of a $1,000 grant as a part of CBS42’s One Class At A Time grant program.
She plans to spend her grant money on specimens so her students can dissect an animal.
“I would love to do a pig, because that’s very close to human anatomies,” Parsons said. “So, it really gives them a better idea of what their body looks like and how things function inside.
Parsons is used to doing a lot with a little.
She shares her love of science with 180 students by using her biggest resource – her own creativity.
“I have a science lab full of things like toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls, and just things that would normally be thrown away that we can turn into some kind of magic,” Parsons said. “We use the paper towel rolls to build roller coasters.”
Thanks to a little extra funding, Parsons can trade in her paper towels for a bigger project.
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