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Ms. Harker from Mount Angel OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Science Library

Help me give my students a library of engaging books to read that will motivate and interest them to delve deeper into topics that we are learning about in the classroom, and projects they are completing.

  • $512 goal

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My Students

The diverse students in our rural K-8 country school are eager to learn! They ask engaging questions and are curious to learn more. In particular, my 5th - 8th-grade science students love independent, student-driven projects, researching, and presenting their work.

Currently, they have very limited access to engaging, non-fiction books that will expand their curiosity about the subjects in science that interest them the most.

They enjoy reading the magazines and other materials that I have available, but I would love to expand the selection to include books on a wide variety of science topics that can be checked out to them.

My Project

My classroom lacks a good reading library of non-fiction science books that are engaging and high interest for students. I am committed to building up a library for my students that they can use to read more deeply into topics that we are learning in class and to support their student projects.

This year, they will be working together in small groups on a service project around the issues of plastic pollution.

We will be learning about the impacts of pollution on our oceans, and we will be using the albatross as a case example. Many of the selected books support this topic.

Thank you for your consideration of this donation request! Supporting student's natural curiosity by providing a library of interesting books has been a goal for my classroom, and this will help achieve this goal!

Ms. Harker
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 130 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Ecological Disasters) • Amazon Business $30.75 1 $30.75
Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch • Amazon Business $29.20 1 $29.20
Let's Investigate Plastic Pollution: On Land and in the Oceans (Get Started With STEM) • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Holy Moli: Albatross and Other Ancestors • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
A Perfect Day for An Albatross • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
I Like To Move It! Physical Science Book for Kids - Newton's Laws of Motion | Children's Physics Book • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Save the Ocean • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Wisdom, The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for over 60 Years • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Albatrosses: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts Book About Albatrosses (Amazing Animals Facts) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Plastic Pollution (Hot Topics) • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion (Graphic Science Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series) • Amazon Business $8.42 1 $8.42
World Without Fish • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World's Oceans (Captured Science History) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (Scientists in the Field Series) • Amazon Business $5.82 1 $5.82
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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