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Mrs. A. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extra! Extra! 8th Grade Students Become Informed Citizens in the Scientific Community!

The cost of a class set of Current Science from Weekly Reader is $433, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $433 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2007.

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I love my 8th grade students. (I know this because I taught them last year as 7th graders, too.) I love their passion and their desire to participate in debates. What I don't love is the lack of substance they have to support their arguments. Furthermore, my students are inquisitive. They ask all sorts of wonderful questions about science regardless of whether we are actually covering that particular topic. So, in order to convert my passionate and inquisitive students into well-educated masters of debate, I am asking for a classroom subscription to Current Science. My students will benefit greatly from their subscriptions to Current Science because it provides age appropriate articles about current issues in science. It is a high-interest magazine that grabs my students' attention and gets them reading and thinking about science. It allows them to see the relevance of science and what we do in class to the "real world" and gets them excited about science. I teach science and language arts at a neighborhood middle school in Chicago. Approximately 60% of the students are low income. The materials needed are 30 subscriptions to Current Science for my 8th grade science class. At least 30 students will participate. The magazines from the students who wish not to keep them will be donated to interested students in another class. I want my students to have this experience because they demonstrate natural curiosity in amounts that I cannot possibly address through our classroom activities alone. They enjoy making connections with the content we learn in class and this will provide them a sense of ownership over what they read. It opens their eyes to real science issues that they can discuss with their peers. It will empower them to make sensible arguments during debate.

Mrs. A.
Grades 6-8
  • Canter Middle School
  • Chicago, IL
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Current Science • Weekly Reader $9.95 30 $298.50

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