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Mrs. Roub from Bedford IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands On Science Activities

My students need a refraction lab among other hands-on science activities to enhance their learning experience.

  • $1,150 goal

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My Students

My students are inner-city children from low economic homes. They have all interests and abilities. They are eager to learn and experience new things. Many come to school without all of their supplies, so asking them to supply other things, such as the ones requested, is not possible.

These students need materials to help them be on task and focused.

Any opportunity to help these students make the most of their education is paramount! They would greatly appreciate your support!

My Project

Having hands on science activities in the classroom is a huge help in understanding key concepts. Having these materials to manipulate and read about will help my students to better understand what they are learning.

Erosion, fossils, catapults, levers, pulleys, light, and refraction are among the hands on resources needed for my students to manipulate in order to better understand these concepts.

While I can pull up pictures and talk about these things, it makes such a big difference to be able to build them and experience them in action. These are among the many topics my students will learn about while in fourth grade.

Mrs. Roub
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elementary Reflection and Refraction Lab Classroom Pack • AKJ Education $240.90 1 $240.90
Light, Color and Shadow Classroom Pack • AKJ Education $127.75 1 $127.75
NewPath Learning Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Curriculum Learning Module • Nasco $99.95 1 $99.95
For the Life of Plants Classroom Kit • Nasco $84.95 1 $84.95
Stream Table Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $84.10 1 $84.10
STEM CHALLENGE CATAPULT • Frey Scientific $19.16 4 $76.64
Earth and Space Science Grade 2: 5-Book Set (Science Readers) • Amazon Business $34.76 1 $34.76
Engino Discovering STEM Mechanics Levers & Linkages Construction Kit • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Engino Discovering STEM Mechanics Pulley Drives Construction Kit • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
BOOK INSTANT STEM ACTIVITIES GRADE 4 • Frey Scientific $19.16 1 $19.16
Foam Cross-Section Flower Model • Nasco $18.95 1 $18.95
Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks) • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Smithsonian Handbooks: Fossils • Amazon Business $17.23 1 $17.23
American Educational Hardness Collection with Test Kit • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23

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