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Mrs. Milnes from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Classroom Library for Science Lovers

My students need science fiction and nonfiction books to add to our classroom library!

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm very happy to be starting in a new classroom and teach 7th graders science at a school in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua. We are a project-based and inquiry driven school, and our students are extremely curious and always in need of material to pull from for their personal interest projects and classroom projects. As I start to put together my new classroom, I would love to create a library for my students with an emphasis on science!

I want to give students access to science fiction literature and other science texts to read for pleasure, and introduce other styles of text to engage and inspire!

My Project

With this project, my students will get to read for pleasure, gather resources for class projects, as well as be exposed to different styles of writing. Students build confidence and find interests and passions when they read independently, and reaching more students is my goal in this project. My students are asked to read independently, create, explore, ask questions, present, and reflect on their learning daily.

By including books in novel and graphic novel form, students may not only enjoy a book in a new way, but also find a new way to express themselves.

Our students are encouraged to work on personal interest projects in a variety of presentation styles.

I'm starting by asking for a large variety of texts so that students have choice and can explore their own interests. I am excited to provide students with a variety of texts that will engage my science lovers and open students up to new genres.

Mrs. Milnes
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic The National Parks: An Illustrated History • Amazon Business $31.01 1 $31.01
National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary • Amazon Business $24.88 1 $24.88
The Maze Runner Series (4-Book) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works • Amazon Business $22.63 1 $22.63
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $21.47 1 $21.47
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! (Encyclopaedia) • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals • Amazon Business $19.71 1 $19.71
Science Year by Year: A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Science Stumpers: Brain-Busting Scenarios Solved with Science • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pax • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
The Principal Strikes Back (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #6) • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Basher Science: Climate Change • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Storm Rescues) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $5.12 1 $5.12
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stellar (Stellar Series) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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