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Ms. W. from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Science

My students need books, biology models, and science based games to help them better understand environmental science and biology concepts.

  • $802 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students are first generation and second generation students who have come to America through refugee camps. About 98% of the students speak English as a second language. Our school is set up specifically to help the students and families coming to America and to keep their Hmong culture alive.

Our school is in an urban area.

The students experience many of the struggles that an urban student experiences. A lot of the students live in poverty, due to the limited English proficiency of their parents, who end up working 2nd and 3rd shifts. The students are not coming in with the same background knowledge for science as many of the other students in the city, due to their living conditions.

The students at this school typically come from large families, and have a great deal of responsibility thrust upon them, from being the primary caretaker of their siblings while parents are working to being the sole translator for their family. They are hardworking students who deserve every chance to be successful.

My Project

My students are mostly English Language Learners. This becomes a challenge when introducing new ideas and concepts, especially in science. Having visuals will help the students to better understand the terms that they are learning. We currently use images, but the models will make a world of a difference because the students will be able to see how the parts interact with each other.

As English Language Learners, reading is important and difficult in all subjects, but particularly in science.

Having books will allow my class to read about the topics they are learning about in a way that is easier to understand than the textbook. It will help them to make connections with what they are learning and what others are doing. Some of these books would be used for my AP Environmental Science class as a whole class read. This would allow us to dissect topics and look into them further.

Lastly, the board games will help me to engage students who struggle with science, particularly students receiving ELL support and Special Education support. I can help them to connect what we are learning with the game, and it will help them to better understand the content, as well as take an interest in science.

Ms. W.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals • Amazon Business $10.43 20 $208.60
Educational Insights Wireless Eggspert 2.4 GHz • Amazon Business $88.74 1 $88.74
Famemaster 4D-Science Plant Cell Anatomy Model • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization • Amazon Business $27.51 1 $27.51
Copernicus Strain: The Bioengineering Game • Amazon Business $23.48 1 $23.48
Dune Country: A Hiker's Guide To The Indiana Dunes • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Peptide: A Protein Building Game • Amazon Business $19.56 1 $19.56
The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance • Amazon Business $18.31 1 $18.31
Soil Science Simplified, Fifth Edition • Amazon Business $18.05 1 $18.05
Famemaster 4D-Science Animal Cell Anatomy Model • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Plant Cell • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Learning Resources Cross-Section Flower Model • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Animal Cell • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The World Without Us • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Gaia Warriors • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Not Your Typical Book About the Environment • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Pacon 6555 Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, 45 lb, 9 x 12, Assorted, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.) • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54

Materials cost

$641.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$681.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.19

Total project goal

$801.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$801.28

1 Donor

-$801.28

Donations toward project cost

-$681.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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