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Mrs. Piscitelli from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't Lose Your Marbles - It's Just Science!

My students need design stem kits to explore science and math in small groups. They will work collaboratively to discover and explore.

  • $529 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is made up of middle school students with learning disabilities that are always excited for Science class and the experiments! I always find it a challenge to have STEM activities that utilize literature as a background and promotes science and math.

My special needs students are caring and energetic and ready to have hands on experiments to test and record their findings.

My classroom would provide my students a place to become scientists at work with the right materials!

My students are from Chicago and come from hard-working and loving parents. However, their neighborhood is a high crime poverty area. My school has a 90% poverty rate. Several of my students speak a different language at home.

My Project

With these STEM kits and supplies, I will be able to have my students work in small group lab activities.

My students will get to explore and discover scientific concepts with the incorporation of technology and math.

My students will learn about the human body organs and their functions. My students will use the X-rays and light screen to learn about bones and the names of them. Students will learn about electricity with the STEM Electricity kit with the circuits and wires. Task cards in these kits will guide their instruction and self-discovery.

My students will further utilize investigation and building skills with the Marble Kit and record their findings through a mathematical graph and descriptive summary with academic vocabulary. They will be able to see how angle measurements affects a design that they create. They will be able to test out their hypothesis while building and problem-solving.

Mrs. Piscitelli
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TB490 - Tabletop Light Panel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
DD352 - Human Body Activity Tub - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP903 - Don’t Lose Your Marbles STEM Learning Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP529 - Electricity Activity Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FS491 - Human X-Rays - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FT2496 - Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 3 $23.97

Materials cost

$412.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.26

Total project goal

$528.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$528.38

1 Donor

-$264.19

Donations toward project cost

-$224.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.63

match offer

-$264.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$224.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.63

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$0.00

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