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Mrs. Strope from McMechen WV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Science

My students need new hands-on science specimens for our science and discovery center.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My preschoolers are an amazing group of learners! It is a joy to see them enter with smiling faces. 4-5 year olds are so eager to learn, making me committed to providing the best developmentally appropriate experiences for my students.

We are located in a rural, low income, high poverty area where educational experiences are limited.

We are a Pre-K to fifth grade Title I school. One hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

I work with an enthusiastic group of preschoolers who love learning, but not all of my students are provided with materials for exploration at home so having the materials and manipulatives in the classroom allows the children to explore new techniques.

My Project

Our science and discovery is lacking hands-on specimens for the children to explore. I like to try and get new things in this center to promote science with preschoolers. The sea life specimen may be a first for many of my students to get to explore.

These science specimens will allow my students to physically get their hands on and investigate each animal class.

Many of my students do not get to experience going to a museum to learn about animals, and this way I will be able to bring it into the classroom. These 5 specimen centers will make a huge difference.

Mrs. Strope
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH580 - Mammals Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH582 - Birds Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH583 - Sea Life Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH584 - Reptiles Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH585 - Insects Specimen Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$149.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.15

Total project goal

$214.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.35

1 Donor

-$18.22

Donations toward project cost

-$18.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$192.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$163.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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