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Mr. Burlette from Dallas TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Scientists: have drive, need hands on materials

My students need hands on life and earth science materials to make solid connections to real world science.

  • $727 goal

This project expired on October 18, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Oh, so that's what they mean by a hemisphere!" Juan's "aha" moment came when I was explaining weather fronts using an old borrowed globe from another room. The difference hands on equipment will make for my students is the difference between lightning bugs and pure lightning.

My students are an eager group of bilingual students, most of whom are the first in their families with a formal education.

They attend an inner city school with a high poverty rate and little exposure to life experiences that they relate to science concepts. They love learning new concepts and sharing their knowledge with their siblings. Even with the basic supplies we have and outdated textbooks, they are making connections between the science disciplines. Their teachers and families have ingrained the importance of school in them and they are always asking for more work and pushing for more ways to learn.

My Project

Everything about earth and space fascinates my students. The materials I am requesting will bring what they see in the textbooks alive and give them a true, hands-on, interactive experience that will create lasting learning. My lessons on geology that rely on the textbook photos will take on a whole new meaning when students are actually able to classify and examine real rocks to compare their properties. The microscope, see it grow plant lab and butterfly nursery will give the students ownership of their learning and teach them to be good stewards of our planet's creatures. The learning games will reinforce their knowledge and encourage them to share what they know with others. The practice provided will also improve their scientific vocabulary and give them the confidence of having mastered the field of study.

Most of my students have not traveled beyond their neighborhoods.

Their exposure to science and nature is limited. Your donation will give them a clearer picture and a hands-on connection to the importance of science to their lives. It will also expose them to experiences that will build their confidence as scientists and inspire them to continue their studies. They have the drive, these materials will help them focus their energy and natural curiosity to make lasting connections to science.

Mr. Burlette
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WEATHER CENTER SET • Frey Scientific, Inc. $42.95 1 $42.95
ANEMOMETER EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $9.95 1 $9.95
BK PLUS MODEL WATER CYCLE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $25.95 1 $25.95
MICROSCOPE DIGI SCOPE 300 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $138.95 1 $138.95
2437 CROSS-SECTION EARTH MODEL EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $18.95 1 $18.95
ROCK COLLECTION, GEOSAFARI IGNEOUS • Frey Scientific, Inc. $19.95 1 $19.95
ROCK COLLECTION, GEOSAFARI METAMORPHIC • Frey Scientific, Inc. $19.95 1 $19.95
ROCK COLLECTION, GEOSAFARI MINERAL • Frey Scientific, Inc. $19.95 1 $19.95
DD353 - Matter Activity Tub - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
DD355 - Solar System Activity Tub - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
FF910X - Life Science Stamps - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
GR242 - See It Grow Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
LC63 - Coupon for 3-5 Extra Caterpillars • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
LC66 - The Butterfly Nursery • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95

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