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Mrs. Mclachlan from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Born Scientists...

The cost of the science materials is $1138, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,138 goal

This project expired on April 24, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach third grade at Swift Elementary in Chicago in the Edgewater neighborhood. Edgewater is an extremely diverse area and the students in my class are from various backgrounds, making our class a melting pot of ethnicities. I had 14 English Language Learners and over ten different languages spoken in my classroom alone. Most of my students say that Science is their favorite subject because they love experiments and learning new things. I believe that children are born scientists. They come to my room with a curiosity about things and a desire to discover on their own. I am hoping to encourage this natural love of Science and discovery. My school has just adopted the Foss Science curriculum, but has very limited funding to purchase the science materials that come with this curriculum, which makes it a challenge to allow the children to experience all of the new concepts we learn. We only have two Foss Kits to share with all four third grade teachers! With this in mind, I am asking for Foss Kits for each unit that I can have in my classroom. This kit would allow the children to take the materials to their desks and, in a group, work with these items to experiment and draw their own conclusions about the things we are learning. The resources I am requesting will allow my students to truly experience science and help to give them a clearer picture of the things we learn.

Mrs. Mclachlan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Structures of Life - Complete Module • Delta Education $487.00 1 $487.00
Structures of Life - Tool Kit • Delta Education $188.00 1 $188.00
Structures of Life - Student Books (English, 8 pack) • Delta Education $53.00 2 $106.00
Live Organism Coupon - Crayfish, Enacharis • Delta Education $33.00 1 $33.00

Materials cost

$814.00

Vendor shipping charges

$81.40

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$933.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$204.80

Total project goal

$1,137.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,137.80

15 Donors

-$1,097.65

Donations toward project cost

-$933.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$164.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.15

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$0.00

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