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Mrs. Gates from Fresno CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovery Center Field Trip!

Help me give my students hands-on science experiences on a Discovery Center field trip.

  • $872 goal

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My Students

I teach 25 second-graders this year, as a second-year teacher. I love this age group because they are still so interested and curious about life.

My class is a group that is inquisitive and loves to have conversations about how the world works around them.

Just yesterday there was a rainbow outside, and they were all drawn to the windows in the classroom. The classroom filled with, "Woah's," and "Wow's" as they stopped to look at the rainbow and pondered how it got there. I would love to take them and the whole second-grade level on a field trip, so they can explore their curiosities further.

My Project

I will use the money for 2 school buses, 100 student tickets, and 20 adult chaperone tickets to the Discovery Center. Part of the money will be used towards 2 school buses for the students to travel into the Discovery Center. The rest of the money will be used for tickets to the Discovery Center. I will purchase 100 tickets for all of the second-grade students, 4 for teachers to chaperone, and 16 for parents to chaperone. The Discovery Center provides multiple, interactive science exhibits, which correspond with second-grade Next Generation Science Standards.

Students will be able to see science come to life and interact with exhibits that they would not be able to in the classroom.

They will be able to explore Earth's systems and different processes that shape the Earth. In addition, they can manipulate sand and lighting to develop a model that represents land and water formations on Earth.

Finally, an animal presentation will also be conducted, which will allow students to make observations of animals and compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Mrs. Gates
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Component Company Total
Activity Discovery Center $600.00
Transportation Sanger Unified $100.00

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