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Mrs. Recchio from Matawan NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Science Literacy Through Reading Good Books

My students need a STEM classroom library to increase their science literacy and give them modern scientific topics to discuss so they will be eager to attend class.

  • $389 goal

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My Students

I am a high school chemistry teacher with four college prep chemistry classes containing around one hundred students. My goal is to instill a love for the sciences in my students and teach them crucial critical thinking skills.

The more they learn, the more curious and engaged they become in the sciences.

Nothing brings science to life for the students like hands on experience. Showing them something that appears magical fascinates them and convinces them they need to learn more to fill in this new gap in their understanding of the world. The more they learn, the more curious and engaged they become in the sciences.

My Project

When I brought my personal collection of science fiction into class one day something crazy happened: students asked to borrow them, got excited about reading, and were eager to discuss their favorite stories.

Making science feel relevant.

I believe having a classroom library of books with modern science topics and exciting science fiction will create better engagement and literacy among the students. The topics we study in class will feel more immediate and relevant to their lives.

Radium Girls will show them that safety isn't something to be dismissed. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy will make them laugh. I Contain Multitudes will show them how science continues to grow and expand in our current world.

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This project will reach 97 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder: A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science • Amazon Business $20.36 1 $20.36
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women • Amazon Business $18.35 1 $18.35
Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians • Amazon Business $15.82 1 $15.82
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Science of Harry Potter: The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More! • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Martian • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
A Brief History of Time • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Station Eleven • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Left Hand of Darkness • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dune • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Salt: A World History • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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