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Mrs. Cook
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Close Encounters Of The Science Kind

My students need supplies to use in hands-on life science activites, like the Classroom Owl Pellet Study Set, and review materials, like the 6 Hot Dots pens, to use independently to reinforce concepts they are learning.

My Students

With your support students, can have a close encounter of the science kind in my classroom. The use of these hands-on materials will allow the students to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts. .

My 5th grade students attend a small rural school in Arkansas.

They will be better prepared to do science in the upper grades if they are more motivated to learn the basic concepts now. The hands-on lessons are the best way to engage them and have learning experiences that they retain the knowledge for years to come.

My Project

Your support will allow me to show my students the concepts first hand. Having elodea plants to use in a cellular respiration experiment will allow the student to see the process happening in real time. The sedimentation tubes will allow my students to learn about the concepts of soil composition, formation and sedimentation. Dissecting owl pellets will provide students with the opportunity to explore food chains as they study ecosystems and learn about predator prey relationships. I can keep my class on task and utilize every minute of instructional time with the sets of Hot Dots cards, which allow students to independently complete questions and self-check in all areas of the science curriculum.

When students are more engaged and motivated to learn achievement increases.

Along with the science concepts that are mastered students experience a sense of accomplishment. These hands-on activities foster their ability to problem solve and work in groups, skills they will use for a lifetime.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Owl Pellet Study Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $132.10 1 $132.10
Hot Dots(r) Science Bundle (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $75.61 1 $75.61
Sedimentator Kit - Sedimentator Tube • Nasco $12.95 5 $64.75
Hot Dots(r) Pen 6 Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.21 1 $55.21
Tigtag Videos (1-Year Teacher Subscription) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.45 1 $28.45
Sedimentator Kit • Nasco $15.95 1 $15.95
Elodea densa, Living, Pack of 25, - NeedByDate: 09/20/13 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.35 1 $11.35

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This project will reach 65 students.

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