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Ms. Baker from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Science for First Graders

The cost of 16 different science enrichment activities and kits, including the Inflatable Solar System Set, the Butterfly Tower, several videos, and the Magnetic Wands Activity Kit, is $419, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $433 goal

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I teach 25 curious, energetic first graders at a Title One (very low income) public school in East New York, Brooklyn. My students *love* science. At six years old, they are natural experimenters who enjoy learning about the world around them. The students are interested in books about science, but they really come alive when they can do interactive, hands-on science activities. Unfortunately, we have access to very few science materials at our school. I am asking for materials that will help me teach several interactive science units: The Butterfly Life Cycle -- Raising painted lady butterflies was wildly successful with my class last year. I am asking for a new set of butterfly larvae and some supplemental materials to repeat the unit, including magnifying glasses that will be used in many other units as well. Hermit Crabs -- I would like to have a pair of live hermit crabs as classroom pets. (They are sturdy and non-allergenic). In addition, I would like to forge a science-literacy link based on 'A House for Hermit Crab' by Eric Carle. Our Solar System -- A scale model of the solar system and a puzzle will add interactivity to our study of the planets. Magnetism -- I am asking for a magnet exploration kit that my class can use to enhance their understanding of magnetic forces. I am hoping that a generous donor will provide us with the materials we need to build our observation and questioning skills. Please help me to inspire our next generation of scientists. Thanks.

Ms. Baker
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inflatable Solar System Set • Delta Education $36.95 1 $36.95
Butterfly Tower- Card for 25 Larvae • Delta Education $32.95 1 $32.95
House Hermit Crab-Early Rdr Homework Pack • Recorded Books, LLC $29.75 1 $29.75
Hand Lenses - Round Lens (Set of 30) • Delta Education $28.50 1 $28.50
Hermit's Haven • Delta Education $26.95 1 $26.95
Anatomy Apron • Delta Education $24.95 1 $24.95
Magnetic Wands Activity Kit • Delta Education $22.95 1 $22.95
Our Solar System Puzzle • Delta Education $13.95 1 $13.95
Eyewitness Video Series: Butterfly and Moth • Delta Education $12.95 1 $12.95
Living Material Card for 2 Hermit Crabs • Delta Education $10.95 1 $10.95
House For Hermit Crab • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
PAINTED LADY POSTER • Nasco $10.20 1 $10.20
Amazing Animals Video Series: Seashore Animals • Delta Education $9.95 1 $9.95
Amazing Animals Video Series: Creepy Crawly Animals • Delta Education $9.95 1 $9.95
Amazing Animals Video Series: Backyard Animals • Delta Education $9.95 1 $9.95
BUTTERFLY ACTIVITY BOOK • Nasco $7.65 1 $7.65

Materials cost

$299.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$354.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.85

Total project goal

$432.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.50

1 Donor

-$407.85

Donations toward project cost

-$355.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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