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Ms. Susan from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bill Nye Inspires Science Guys and Gals!

Help me give my students access to project-based learning materials that will bring our Science curriculum to life!

  • $720 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my class; whether I am clear-eyed or bleary-eyed, energetic, or exhausted - I am always happy to see my students. They mean the world to me and deserve so much more than I can give them on my own. Thank you so much for considering making a donation to my project.

My Kindergarteners are full of curiosity, joy, and boundless energy.

Ours is an inner-city school, classified as Title I, and more than half of our students are classified as English Learners. But they are more than just their language designation, or their income levels, they are students with high potential, and an earnest desire to learn about the world around them. With your generous help, we can all ensure that these students have access to the tools they need to grow their minds and abilities in a learning environment that celebrates their language and culture.

My Project

As a child, I attended schools in the same district I work in now. Back then, I couldn't wait to get home to watch PBS's afterschool lineup. A standout program was "Bill Nye the Science Guy" which made science accessible and fun through the use of experiments. Bill Nye's whacky antics contrasted highly with my own classroom experiences, which focused entirely on textbook instruction. With your help, I would like to flip that narrative for my students!

While I can't get Bill Nye to come to my classroom, the materials included in this project would help my students carry out experiments and labs with the same enthusiasm as he and his team.

The supplies would support my students in our project-based learning approach to science and our exploration and mastery of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Per NGSS, Kindergarten scientists are tasked with observing and analyzing natural phenomena. The ramp, cars, and magnets will help students understand the physical science concepts of pushes and pulls, and will help bolster our culminating engineering projects where students create tracks for marbles to move in different directions. Students will use the cars and ramps to observe and build knowledge on the effect of incline and surface texture on the speed and direction of moving objects. The magnets will be used to establish the concept of force as an invisible but observable phenomenon.

The other materials included in the project: the magnifying glasses, the specimens, and activity centers will serve as tools for students to conduct independent and collaborative life science research as we work toward establishing and cultivating an edible organic garden that helps Kinders understand symbiosis and sustainability.

Ms. Susan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA573 - Hand Magnifiers - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.99 1 $99.99
PP540X - Living Things Magnetic Activity Tins - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
FF368 - Life Science Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LA572 - Unbreakable Magnets - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
LA436 - Super-Strong Magnet Bricks - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
TT731 - Easy-View Animal Skeleton Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA898 - Roll & Race! Activity Ramp • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$525.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$611.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.98

Total project goal

$719.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$719.89

4 Donors

-$320.96

Donations toward project cost

-$317.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$346.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$294.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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