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Ms. S. from Fayetteville NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

21st Century Classroom Supplies

My students need materials such as 10 stop watches, four nets, 100 small owl pellets and 10 thermometers to be completely engaged in the field work components for my Earth Science Class.

  • $1,870 goal

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My Students

In a high tech world inundated with gadgets, problems can be solved with a click or a swipe, but in my Problem Based Learning centered, 21st Century Classroom, problems are solved by digging in the dirt, observing organisms in a forest, and working together on projects.

My students are a diverse group of individuals filled with creativity and curiosity.

Most of my students are military-connected due to our proximity to Fort Bragg. Our local students benefit from the worldwide wealth of knowledge that comes with highly mobile military students. Our military students experience a seamless transition because the classroom environment is structured on collaboration and Project/ Problem Based Learning. Students enjoy the outdoor components of field work. The field work is a perfect compliment to the digital components in the classroom.

My Project

My students need materials such as 10 stop watches, four nets, 100 small owl pellets and 10 thermometers to be completely engaged in the field work components for my Earth Science Class. Earth and Environmental Science education is imperative. Students need to understand the outside world, the spheres of the Earth, the Earth's resources, how to scientifically observe Earth Science related phenomena and include relevant data. What is great about the list that I have compiled is that most of the materials will be used daily. Studying the outside world is built in to my curriculum. Student work detailing their engagement, level of difficulty, and pride upon completion and reflection is evident. Assignments are showcased and hot glued to the wall outside my classroom and posted on the wall of my students social media accounts.

The most important lesson I can teach is that we are all in this life together.

Student's mastery of content is important to me, but developing their relationships with each other and with the environment is more important. My former students are better stewards for the environment. They develop a broad understanding of the interaction of systems and get a sense of self and personal scale when sitting under a large tree or by a small quiet stream.

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Ms. S.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.71 100 $171.00
Quality of Water Test Kit For 24 Students • Nasco $103.66 1 $103.66
Nasco Bucket View • Nasco $25.46 4 $101.84
Stopwatch • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.95 10 $89.50
Investigating Measurement and Density Kit • Nasco $84.96 1 $84.96
Student Plant Press • Carolina Biological Supply Company $77.40 1 $77.40
Pine Life Cycle Biorama • Carolina Biological Supply Company $55.75 1 $55.75
Leaf Identification Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.95 1 $53.95
Air Quality Lab • Nasco $50.96 1 $50.96
Herbarium Mounting Paper, Pack of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.15 2 $50.30
Raised Relief Map of the Ocean Floor with Teachers Guide • Nasco $42.71 1 $42.71
All Seasons Indoor Composter Set • Nasco $37.83 1 $37.83
CARD STOCK ARRAY PARCHMENT 8-1/2X11 • School Specialty $11.96 3 $35.88
Nature Print Paper Print Kit - 4" x 4" • Blick Art Materials $8.72 4 $34.88
Weather Center • Nasco $34.21 1 $34.21
Food Web Collapse Game • Nasco $33.96 1 $33.96
Blick Liquid Watercolors - Set of 10 assorted colors, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $28.29 1 $28.29
Environmental Science Activities Book • Nasco $28.01 1 $28.01
Worm Vue Wonders • Nasco $26.99 1 $26.99
Student Aquatic Net • Nasco $5.31 4 $21.24
GAME FOLDING MANCALA • School Specialty $10.50 2 $21.00
Student Thermometer • Nasco $1.79 10 $17.90
PAPER FORE MP COLORS GY • School Specialty $8.88 2 $17.76
PAPER XERO/DUP 20# LTR BE • School Specialty $7.60 2 $15.20
PAPER XERO/DUP 20#LTR GRD • School Specialty $7.60 2 $15.20
Soil pH Meter • Nasco $14.24 1 $14.24
Student Investigations, Land and Water • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.95 1 $7.95
Demonstration Thermometer • Nasco $7.48 1 $7.48
Season Thermometers • Nasco $6.12 1 $6.12
Stick-It Felt Letters and Numbers - Pkg of 81, Black • Blick Art Materials $5.55 1 $5.55
Stick-It Felt Letters and Numbers - Pkg of 81, White • Blick Art Materials $5.55 1 $5.55
Polyester Felt - 72" x 1 yd, Brown • Blick Art Materials $5.53 1 $5.53
Polyester Felt - 36" x 1 yd, Brown • Blick Art Materials $3.27 1 $3.27
Polyester Felt - 36" x 1 yd, Kelly Green • Blick Art Materials $3.27 1 $3.27
Stick-It Felt Shapes - Stars, 72 Pieces • Blick Art Materials $2.75 1 $2.75
Stick-It Felt Shapes - Flowers, 36 Pieces • Blick Art Materials $2.75 1 $2.75
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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