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Mrs. Slesinski from Lake Worth FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Activate The Why and How!

My students need a variety of Science Lab items such as Tectonic Sandbox, iron filings, a digital scale and a Hubbard Scientific Water Cycle Model Activity Set, for an opportunity to take part in hands-on labs and activities and observe demonstrations to connect the content to the real world.

  • $498 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"Every kid is ONE caring adult away from being a success story." - Josh Shipp It is my goal to be that adult. Each day I try to make my classroom a place to explore the world, I try to encourage my students to make mistakes and learn from them, I try to let my students know I care about them.

My students come from a very diverse community.

I teach 7th grade science in Lake Worth, Florida. Some of my students are English Language Learners that may not have even attended school before and others have had many excellent learning opportunities. Regardless of their academic background my students all love hands-on labs and activities and demonstrations. They are excited to enter my classroom, especially when they see me wearing my tie-dye lab coat or one of my humorous science related t-shirts, since they know we will be doing something fun that day!

My Project

My students need a variety of Science Lab items such as Tectonic Sandbox, iron filings, a digital scale and a Hubbard Scientific Water Cycle Model Activity Set, for an opportunity to take part in hands-on labs and activities and observe demonstrations to connect the content to the real world. The materials in this project will be utilized by my students to bring the content to life! They will use the water cycle model to watch the entire process in front of their own eyes! Students will create their own convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries. We will explore sound waves, deposition, density, magnetic properties, and so much more with these materials. In all I have 10 labs/activities/demonstrations planned for these materials. Students will be engaged in the content and writing about their discoveries.

Since my community is very diverse some of my students have had opportunities that others have not had.

This project will allow students to come together and explore the stimulating world of science. Students will facilitate some of the activities. Other planned events will allow the students to discover the material together. The goal is not just to bring the content to life but also to build relationships within the classroom.

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Mrs. Slesinski
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tectonic Sandbox • Carolina Biological Supply Company $103.50 1 $103.50
Hubbard Scientific Water Cycle Model Activity Set • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Ajax Scientific 6 Piece Cube Density Metal Set, 20mm • Amazon Business $24.81 1 $24.81
Economy Tuning Forks, Set 8 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $21.55 1 $21.55
Ajax Scientific 5 Piece Equal Mass Metal Density Cube • Amazon Business $15.82 1 $15.82
Sedimentator Kit • Nasco $14.49 1 $14.49
Digital Scale • Nasco $14.41 1 $14.41
Flexible Desk Lamp, Black • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Sedimentator Kit Sedimentator Tube • Nasco $11.73 1 $11.73
Popular Playthings Magnetic Match Rings • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Iron Filings • Nasco $6.59 1 $6.59

Materials cost

$336.39

Vendor shipping charges

$51.82

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.69

Total project goal

$497.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$497.95

12 Donors

-$377.94

Donations toward project cost

-$321.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.68

Matching donations from our partners

-$120.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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