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Ms. Berrospe from Indianapolis IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering Science in Kindergarten

My students need science discovery materials including magnifying glasses, magnets, bug catchers, microscopes, balances, binoculars, and leveled science readers.

  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For many of my students, this is their first year in school and they have missed out on much of the free exploration that occurs in preschool. With increasing pressure for kindergarten to perform in math and literacy, science is often pushed to the side. Well in my classroom, we are pushing back!

I teach kindergarten in a low income community on the west side of Indy with a predominately Spanish speaking population.

My students are bright and eager to learn, and they are so curious about the world around them. They never let the language barrier hold them back.

My Project

We will use these materials to open a free choice science discovery center to be used with small groups throughout the week. The center with magnifying glasses, magnets, bug catchers, microscopes, balances, binoculars, and leveled science readers will guide students to spark their curiosity and explore the natural and physical world. They will learn how to make observations, inferences, and design investigations to answer their own (never ending) questions.

My goal in creating this science discovery center is to open my students' eyes to a whole new world from the minute hairs on a bumblebee's back to the intricate patterns of a seashell.

Down with worksheets! Science is a verb in our classroom.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 58 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Very First Magnet Kit • Amazon Business $19.19 2 $38.38
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Little Garden Tool Box 14pc Toy Gardening Tools Set for Kids • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Learning Resources Primary Bucket Balance • Amazon Business $13.39 2 $26.78
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Binoculars • Amazon Business $6.48 4 $25.92
Rhode Adventure Planet Bug Catcher, 6-Piece Box Set • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifier Set Of 6 • Amazon Business $20.29 1 $20.29
4M Weather Station Kit • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level A: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
ETA hand2mind, 8" Magnetic Wands, Set of 6, (6592) • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71

Materials cost

$273.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$307.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.23

Total project goal

$361.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.52

5 Donors

-$341.52

Donations toward project cost

-$290.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.23

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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