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Ms. Arcara from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Energy in Motion

The cost of Matter & Energy Activity Kit, Electricity Activity Kit, Matter & Energy Library, and Electricity Library is $262, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a third grade teacher at P.S. 345 in East New York, Brooklyn. About 98% of our students receive free lunch. The majority of the students in our school are below grade level. Our students are highly motivated and have the desire to learn, but are faced with so many challenges. The first of their many challenges is the lack of materials we have to support the science curriculum. Students are being lectured to about solids, liquids, gases, potential and kinetic energies, and circuits, but have no hands-on lab work to visualize the concepts. I also have books in my classroom that either do not focus on the third grade curriculum, or are so far below our grade level that students are uninterested or unchallenged. That is why I want to create an appealing science/lab center in my classroom. My students would benefit greatly from conducting exciting experiments that will explore the scientific process in action. This can be done through the Learning Science Activity Kits: Matter & Energy and Electricity. Also, they will increase their comprehension of Matter, Energy and Electricity from high interest books that coordinate with our third grade curriculum. I feel these materials will broaden their understanding and create an "explosion" of excitement. My students and I thank you in advance for your time and generosity in considering our proposal.

Ms. Arcara
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CG202 - Matter & Energy Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning $54.95 1 $54.95
CG204 - Electricity Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning $54.95 1 $54.95
EE466 - Electricity Library • Lakeshore Learning $34.50 1 $34.50
EE463 - Matter & Energy Library • Lakeshore Learning $30.00 1 $30.00

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