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Mrs. Barry-Hansen from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Elementary Science Lab

My students need Science supplies to enjoy the Next Generation Science Standards!

  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from many diverse backgrounds. 100% of our students receive a free lunch. We attend an inner city school, where more than half of the students commute for the education we provide. We have healthy foods and a garden, and we speak seven different languages at home.

Our school is a bright, happy place where a university education is our goal!

Students learn in classrooms where experience solidifies the curriculum! Our walls are covered in student innovation and creativity! Students are always encouraged to voice their opinion!

My Project

Students love experiments, observations, and keeping science notebooks. We plan to notebook our daily Science explorations in the grid composition books. When making mixtures and solutions, each table will be able to watch their concoctions in their personal test tube. With our microscopes, students will be able to examine the microscopic world with the biology slides. Our journals will be the colors of nature with our crayons and pens. Students will make sure our school and home water is lead free with our water testing kits. With a class set of safety goggles for our lab, students will start good lab habits they will use throughout their education.

Each year my students are excited about Science, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are very fun!

Testing water from our home and school taps, is an interesting way to make science real! Using real Science notebooks, looking at slides in Biology and wearing safety goggles makes the lab real!

At the end of 5th grade, the fifth grade scientists have a good vision of what Science careers are a good focused goal.

Mrs. Barry-Hansen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOPS Composition Book, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Graph Rule, Black Marble Cover, 80 Sheets, Box of 12 Books (63786) • Amazon Business $41.63 3 $124.89
AmScope PS100A Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 100 Slides, Set A, Includes Fitted Wooden Case • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
JORESTECH Eyewear Protective Safety Glasses Pack of 12 (Clear) • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
PurTest Home Drinking Water Test Kit - 11 Contaminants • Amazon Business $24.80 1 $24.80
Water Test Strip Kit - 14 in 1, 14-Way for Drinking Water Quality, Way Water, Hard Water and Total Hardness, Water Softener Systems, Spas, Hot Tubs, Fish Tanks and Aquariums. Easy Professional Results • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $8.85 2 $17.70
Sharpie 1761791 Accent Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colored, 24-Count • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection; 152 Colors, Durable CaddyCase,Sharpener, Coloring Gifts for Adults and Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sharpie 37001 Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82

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