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Ms. Cotton from Bakersfield CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

After School STEM Project

My students need forensic science kits, DNA science kits, a microscope for the computer, and hydroponic plant growing kits as equipment to help them meet there STEM requirements.

  • $923 goal

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My Students

Do remember when you were in school and you preformed science experiments in school. They were a lot of fun and you were learning. Because of recent budget cuts, our students do not get to do a lot of that hands on learning that we all love to do so much.

My students are in in a program where they receive homework help and tutoring for the first portion of the day but after that we do enrichment's with the students.

This enrichment's are designed to go along with what the students are learning during day and to enhance what they have already learned. We have been focusing on STEM within our program for the last 2 years but it is hard to get students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math with out having proper materials for them to practice these skills with. I want to teach the students these things in an exciting way so that they will learn from my teaching and also learn to like these subjects as well.

My Project

I am asking for some forensic science kits, DNA science kits, a microscope for the computer, and hydroponic plant growing kits. I would like the students to learn about each one of these subjects and learn to like these subjects. I think that I can do this with the help of a donor. We plan to use these hands on, engaging learning kits to let the students learn how important science will be in the future and how important it is now. Hopefully by teaching these units to the children we will inspire so students to become scientist.

My project is important because the children are our future and we need to inspire them to explore new things and to challenge themselves to learn new things.

I want to inspire children to learn the tough subjects and make it fun for them. Hopefully with every ones help we will get to do this project.

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Ms. Cotton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT INQ INV CASE OF SILENT SENTINEL • Frey Scientific, Inc. $71.96 1 $71.96
FLEXI SCOPE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $107.96 1 $107.96
CARDS PHOTOGRAPHIC CARD DECK OF THE ELEMENTS • Frey Scientific, Inc. $23.36 1 $23.36
KIT INQ INV GENES AND PROBABILITY • Frey Scientific, Inc. $58.46 1 $58.46
KIT WHICH ONE IS THE MUTANT? • Frey Scientific, Inc. $57.74 1 $57.74
KIT THERMOCHEM AND HESS' LAW AP • Frey Scientific, Inc. $31.05 1 $31.05
KIT COPPER PLATING • Frey Scientific, Inc. $29.66 1 $29.66
CONDUCTIVITY TESTER • Frey Scientific, Inc. $25.65 1 $25.65
KIT ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL • Frey Scientific, Inc. $57.11 1 $57.11
SOIL-LESS GARDEN LAB • Frey Scientific, Inc. $44.96 2 $89.92
KIT HYDROPONICS EXPERIMENT • Frey Scientific, Inc. $61.65 1 $61.65

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