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Ms. Bateman from Taylorsville UT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Disney, Chevron -- Getting to the Root of it With STEM

My students need a scanner, an iPod Touch, paper, and a collection of books to help them on their quest of growing a garden!

  • $642 goal

This project expired on February 29, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

En•gi•neer•ing” [en-juh-neer-ing] 1. The art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences. Do you remember when you first became interested in finding out what engineering was and how it impacts each of us? That's where we start this project!

The fifth grade students in our classroom are excellent students!

They come to school each day willing to take on the next hard task in order to get to our goal, which is a project based lesson (PBL) where we will grow a garden in our classroom. Our PBL encompasses all aspects of STEM (Chevron). The students will use the IPod touch to record themselves, take photos, and even use it as a magnifying glass. This will allow them to view the plants, take scientific data (math), take photos of each plant phase (technology), determine which soil the plants will grow best in (science), and then engineer the best growing environment. We will be able to use the scanner to put our scientific data into the computer! Project-based learning in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics...our PBL will rock. It is our goal to increase student and community awareness about the benefits of STEM education and achievement...all while growing a garden at school.

My Project

Working with Chevron, and Disney's Planet Challenge are all integral parts of learning where our food comes from. Each child will use the scanner, Ipod and books to research the history of where our food comes from -- old world foods vs. new world foods. The books for this project will be used to find out what part of our current food "plate" was introduced to us by our Founding Fathers. These gentlemen were farmers and brought gardening into each of our lives. All of this will help as we begin growing our garden in our classsroom. We will be submitting our data to Disney's Project Challenge, and hopefully, working with FEED USA. This project will challenge our students and give them a hands-on opportunity. They need to discover how they can grow a garden and help improve our environment. First we will decide which soil we should use...regular or organic? Then we begin to garden. We want to provide our students with an interesting and exciting learning opportunity.

Engineers do many different things, but the basic elements of the engineering method are generally the same: • brainstorming • planning • creating • modifying • team problem solving.

All of these elements will be incorporated into this project, as well as the other parts of STEM. We want them to all become "Sid the Scientist" when they grow up. Because of your generosity and donation to this project, we are one step closer to this goal. Growing a garden is a great way to learn!

Ms. Bateman
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson Perfection V30 Flatbed scanner • CDW Inc. $79.19 1 $79.19
Where Was Patrick Henry 29th May • AKJ Books $5.45 3 $16.35
Thomas Jefferson Cheryl Harness • AKJ Books $6.20 4 $24.80
James Madison • AKJ Books $6.20 4 $24.80
DD222 - Super Sticker Variety Pack • Lakeshore Learning $13.99 1 $13.99
BC557 - Jumbo People Sticks - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
RA529 - Linking Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
Quill Brand Multi-Purpose Paper by the Carton 8-1/2x11" Letter Size • Quill $37.99 2 $75.98
iPod Touch (4TH GEN) • Woodwind & Brasswind $229.00 1 $229.00

Materials cost

$495.01

Vendor shipping charges

$7.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$545.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.24

Total project goal

$641.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$641.60

0 Donors

-$0.00

Donations toward project cost

-$0.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$641.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$545.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.24

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$0.00

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