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Mr. Katz from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bionoc's for Birding! Spread the Passion

My students need outdoor time! With hot classrooms and cool breezes it is a beautiful time to get outside and look at various birds migrating through this spring as well as all year round with these binoculars!

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My Students

Our students are some of the finest in all of Chicago. They, however, are bored, looking for meaningful work, wanting to do something that really engages their creativity, brains, and is hands on. They want to be kept active, have greater interaction with other students, work on real world problems, and feel like the work they are doing is less of a chore. Additionally, they want their homework to move from the traditional rote memorization to meaningful implementation of classwork.

My Project

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." B. Dioum, 1968. Bird species are dwindling at an extraordinary rate world wide. Unfortunately, not enough science teachers are teaching about this amazing class of species. These Nikon binoculars will allow students to see and understand the beauty of birds which will allow me to introduce other concepts into my curriculum in a meaningful and purposeful way. Through birds, I can connect ecology, ecosystems, climate change, energy transfer, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and symbiotic relationships.

Mr. Katz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Celestron 71333 Nature DX 10x42 Binocular (Green) • Amazon Business $105.85 6 $635.10
Nikon 16031 Prostaff 3S Roof Prism Waterproof Binocular, 10x42 • Amazon Business $126.95 2 $253.90

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