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Mrs. Csakany from Burlington NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Grade Science Resources

Help me give my students hands on materials, such as a marble run, weather tools, and science books that support our 5th grade science units.

  • $485 goal

This project expired on June 5, 2019.

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My Students

I teach 5th grade in Burlington, North Carolina. My school serves a diverse group of students, as a result, we have students from various socioeconomic groups. We live in a small town with students coming from various backgrounds, experiences, and learning styles.

My inquisitive 5th grade students love to learn about and research the world around them.

They are very a curious group of scholars that want to learn about more about our science units of study. My students are in need of hands on science materials and science reading material to bring our curriculum to life. Students learn significantly more when they can engage with and observe the content they're learning about. My students could benefit from resources that allow them to experience, experiment, and manipulate the science content in our 5th grade science curriculum.

My Project

Throughout our school year, my 5th grade students study the following topics: changes in matter, transfer of energy, weather, force and motion, cells and organisms, human body systems, and ecosystems. With a packed science curriculum, my students need hands on materials and additional science text that supports their learning. The more my students can experience and observe, the better they will be able to understand what they're learning about.

With these resources, my students can connect their learning to real world experiences and observations.

They will be able to conduct experiments on matter, weather, and forces and motion. My students will use the science books to research the animals and plants that inhabit the different ecosystems on earth.

Mrs. Csakany
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Anatomy Models Bundle Set • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
MagicJourney Giant Marble Run Toy Track Super Set Game I 230 Piece Marble Maze Building Sets w/ 200 Colorful Marble Tracks, 30 Marbles & 4 Challenge Levels for STEM Learning, Endless Educational Fun • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Engino Discovering STEM Newton's Laws Inertia, Momentum, Kinetic & Potential Energy Construction Kit • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
SmartLab Toys You-Track-It Weather Lab • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Petri Dish Set with Lids - 90mm x 15mm - Vented (Pack of 25) - Plastic, Sterile Petri Dishes with 10 Plastic Transfer Pipettes (3mm) - Perfect Kit for School Science Fair Project and Party • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
4M Weather Science Kit • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Juvale Newton's Cradle - Demonstrate Newton's Laws with Swinging Balls - Office Desk Decoration, 7 x 7.1 x 5.9 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Human Body Anatomy Play Set, Anatomical Correct Boy and Girl Magnets, 24 Magnetic Pieces and Storage Tray, 1.1” H x 8.7” L x 11.7” W • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
4M Weather Station Kit • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What If There Were No Lemmings?: A Book About the Tundra Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What If There Were No Gray Wolves?: A Book About the Temperate Forest Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Freshwater and Marine Biomes: Knowing the Difference - Science Book for Kids 9-12 | Children's Science & Nature Books • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
A Walk in the Rain Forest (Biomes of North America) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Walk in the Prairie (Biomes of North America) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Walk in the Desert (Biomes of North America) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Walk in the Deciduous Forest (Biomes of North America) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Walk in the Boreal Forest • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Walk in the Tundra (Biomes of North America) • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Newton and Me (Arbordale Collection) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
What Are Food Chains and Webs? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Many Biomes, One Earth • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
What Is a Biome? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Balanced and Unbalanced Forces (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
C&H Solutions Colorful Office Thinking Hand Boiler, Glass Science Energy Transfer, Children Science Experiment, Love Birds Color Meter Hand Boiler (Blue) By • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Gravity Is a Mystery (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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