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Ms. Sabogal from Elizabeth NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting Students into the World of Science Through Reading!

Help me give my students the opportunity to get excited about science by reading scientific literature!

  • $725 goal

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My Students

My students are 16-18 year old who are curious ,hardworking, motivated kids who usually are 1st generation college applicants. They are inspired by their dreams of success and having the ability to be independent and give back to those they love the most.

My students want to learn about science with hands on , creative, and interesting ways that will invigorate them and excite them!

Students in my school are part of an AVID school which focuses on getting them the help and guidance to get into an 4 year college. My schools demographic is mostly Hispanic and African American.

My Project

Science is a fascinating field ! However, due to time constraints and curriculum , students usually don't get much time to learn about many interesting real life events in science.

My goal is to create a scientifically literate classroom to allow my students to become well rounded and educated members of our society.

I strongly believe that if these students see the real-world application of the material we are covering in Biology they will be better engaged and invested in science.

My hope is to build a classroom library full of science books that spark interest in not only reading but also in scientific research and STEM.

The books I selected are at various reading levels and they will be used for years to come in immersing thousands of students in the amazing discoveries in Biology. Give my students the opportunity to get excited about science in an informal way that can broaden their views and hopefully inspire them to become the next Franklin, Darwin, Mendel, or Curie !

Ms. Sabogal
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 78 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Atlas of Disease: Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes • Amazon Business $25.80 1 $25.80
National Geographic • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Discover • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease • Amazon Business $15.92 1 $15.92
Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities • Amazon Business $15.54 1 $15.54
Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science) • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
In the Shadow of Man • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Lab Girl • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The World Without Us • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Why Evolution Is True • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.25 2 $12.50
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Zika: The Emerging Epidemic • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
Polio: An American Story • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Microbe Hunters • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69

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