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Ms. Dennis from Ocala FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead!

My students need STEM/STEAM reading materials such as the "STEM Kids" and "Maker Lab" project books to help us integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into our English and Language Arts classroom.

  • $573 goal

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My Students

In an effort to reach our students' needs for a 21st-century education that prepares them to be college and career ready, my school had the pleasure of becoming a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) Magnet school this year. This is a very exciting opportunity for my school, because it is a Title I school that has a very high population of economically disadvantaged students, minority students, and English language learners. We have 80% of our student population eligible for free lunches.

My goal is to help give these students, who live through many hardships, opportunities to succeed, and an environment that nurtures them not only educationally, but also meets their emotional and basic needs.

My classroom is an inclusion classroom. The composition of my room is very diverse. I am blessed to teach students with special needs, English language learners, gifted, and general education students with a wide range of skills and educational needs.

My Project

To help our students become as successful as possible, this year my elementary school became a STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) magnet school. Our goal is to provide more opportunities for our students in need by integrating the STEAM disciplines into our lessons by following the 4 C's and 5 E's of learning.

As an English & Language Arts classroom, the best way for us to integrate the STEAM disciplines is through books.

My goal is to provide my students with mentor texts and project books that encourage them to learn, explore, create, and aspire to become scientists, artists, engineers, technology professionals, or mathematicians.

These books, such as the STEM Kids project book, Makers Lab, and Lego Ideas books, will helps us to not only read about STEAM topics, but also allow us to pursue have a hands on, project based learning approach to expand our knowledge and understanding.

Ms. Dennis
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans, K–5 • Amazon Business $48.00 1 $48.00
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
How Machines Work: Zoo Break! • Amazon Business $16.78 1 $16.78
Optical Illusions • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Big Book of WHY: Revised and Updated (A TIME For Kids Book) (TIME for Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Big Book of How Revised and Updated: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know (A TIME for Kids Book) (TIME for Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Mistakes That Worked: The World's Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove: A Mystery with a Blinking, Beeping, Voice-Recording Gadget Glove You Can Build Yourself • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Nick and Tesla's Solar-Powered Showdown: A Mystery with Sun-Powered Gadgets You Can Build Yourself • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself! • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
STEM Bulletin Board Set • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based on History's Greatest Blunders (Irresponsible Science) • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
STEM Careers: Metamorphosis of Medicine (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
STEM Careers: Enhancing Engineering (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
STEM Careers: Reinventing Robotics (Time Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Beginner's Guide to Coding • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Albert Einstein Education Poster | 12-Inches By 18-Inches | Inspirational & Motivational Poster | JSC101 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle: A Mystery with Spy Cameras, Code Wheels, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristle Bots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Frank Einstein series #2): Book Two • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Frank Einstein series #3) • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (Frank Einstein Series #5): Book Five • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Frank Einstein series #4): Book Four • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Secret Coders • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
DK Readers L4 Robot Universe • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Sally Ride? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $2.73 1 $2.73

Materials cost

$450.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.93

Total project goal

$572.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.88

2 Donors

-$571.12

Donations toward project cost

-$486.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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