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Ms. Bajaj from Richmond CA is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diving Deeper Into STEM

Help me give my students STEM materials and manipulatives so they can dive deeper into their education! The energy kits will give students engaging hands on experience to better understand the chapters!

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This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

Hello and thank you for reading! My name is Ms. B and I will be teaching in WCCUSD. I will have approximately 30 third graders and I want to do everything I can do give them the absolute most in the year they are with me.

As a WCCUSD alum myself, I have a deeper understanding of the struggles and hurdles many of these kids have to face in order to keep up with their peers from more well off backgrounds and I want to dedicate myself to giving them the best I can.

It is my goal to enrich their learning experience and get them excited to learn. I hope to motivate them to become life long learners and support them with the tools they need to be successful!

Thank you in advance for your consideration! Your donations will be greatly appreciated, not only by me, but my our entire community, because when you uplift one child, it affects their entire family!

My Project

First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to read my project. During the first month of school, my student have been begging for more hands on activities to make our science lessons come to life! Keeping that in mind, I have specifically requested items so I can conduct at least one major hands on activity in our classroom for the major chapters!

My students are always excited to dig deeper- they are in constant awe of hands on activities that bring their curriculum to life and make their imagination a reality!

Each chapter has specific materials within this project proposal.

For their chapter on Light, I have requested flashlights, colored light bulbs and colored paper! This will teach the students about how light travels, is reflected and how colors of objects are reflected.

The next chapter that I wanted to focus on was Living things! For this chapter, I have requested plants for each child. We will conduct experiments to better understand how living environment affect quality of life. Some plants will be watered regularly, others will not. Some will receive direct or indirect sunlight. Students will learn to record data and make observations! This chapter will also tie into conversations for the subsequent chapter on living things in a world of change and global warming. This can help students think about how they can be better to our environment.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration! I am so excited to see how my budding scientists will dig deeper into STEM and their own personal learning experiences will be augmented!

Ms. Bajaj
Grades 3-5

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Printworks Bright Cardstock, 65 lb, 4 Assorted Bright Colors, FSC Certified, Perfect for School and Craft Projects, (6 pack bundle) 300 Sheets, 8.5” x 11” (00682C) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
T4U 5.75 Inch Plastic Nursery Flower Pots with Pallet - Set of 10 • Amazon Business $24.93 3 $74.79
Astrobrights Mega Collection 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm,"Joyful" 5-Color Assorted Cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 (91631) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
EverBrite 16-pack Mini LED Flashlight Set - Assorted 4 Colors, 48 AAA Batteries Included, for Hurricane Supplies Party Favors, Kids Gift, Camping, Hiking etc • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Thames & Kosmos Wind Power 2.0 Science Experiment Kit | Build Wind-Powered Generators to Energize Electric Vehicles | 3-Foot-Tall Long-Bladed Turbine | Experiments in Renewable Energy • Amazon Business $44.32 1 $44.32
Thames & Kosmos Hydropower Science Kit | 12 Stem Experiments | Learn About Alternative & Renewable Energy, Environmental Science | Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Dig It!: A Third-Grade Earth Science Unit (William & Mary Units) • Amazon Business $37.08 1 $37.08
Invitation to Invent: A Third-Grade Physical Science Unit (William & Mary Units) • Amazon Business $36.66 1 $36.66
What's the Matter?: A Physical Science Unit for High-Ability Learners in Grades 2-3 (William & Mary Units) • Amazon Business $35.43 1 $35.43
Thames & Kosmos Solar Mechanics | Science Experiment Kit | Build 20 Models Powered by The Sun | Ages 8-12+ | 60 Page Full Color Stem Manual | Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
STEM 4WD car DIY Climbing Vehicle Motor car Educational Solar Powered car Engineering car for Kids,Assembly Gift Toy Circuit Building Projects Science Experiment,Building Toys • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Espoma AP8 8-Quart Organic Potting Mix (1, Twо Pаck) • Amazon Business $22.73 1 $22.73
Pack of 20 pcs S14 Colored Replacement Glass Bulbs – 11 W E26 Medium Candelabra Screw Base Color Changing Bubs for Commercial Grade Outdoor Patio Vintage String Lights • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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