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Mrs. Robertson from Richmond VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Science!

My students need light bulbs, batteries, magnets, and other science materials to complete hands-on science investigations.

  • $749 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fifth-grade in a high-poverty, Title I urban school district. My class consists of 20 intelligent, energetic, and curious students. They are truly an incredible group of children that I have the privilege of calling my class.

My students love learning and engaging in hands-on classroom activities.

They love to work collaboratively in small groups while experimenting and learning from one another. They love sharing their knowledge and exploring new concepts.

I love watching them grow and learn! They are my inspiration.

My Project

Science can be a difficult subject for students due to new vocabulary and abstract concepts. My goal is to create a classroom of full of scientists! I want science to come alive for my students through scientific exploration.

My students need these materials to experience hands-on, meaningful scientific investigations.

These materials will provide opportunities for them to create mixtures and solutions, to assemble circuits, and investigate magnetism. They will be able to explore light, sound, rocks, and minerals.

By experimenting with these materials they will learn through their own exploration. This project will help my students develop a deeper understanding of abstract concepts. They will use the mirrors, prisms, and color paddles to investigate the basic characteristics of light and how it behaves. They will use the batteries, light bulbs, and alligator clips to investigate electricity and circuits.

The markers and chart paper will be used to create anchor charts to identify key vocabulary words and concepts. The film canisters and graduated cylinders will be used to experiment with mixtures and solutions.

Mrs. Robertson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sparco Self-stick Easel Pad, 1-Inch Ruled, 30 Sheet/PD, 25 x 30 Inches, 2/Count, White (SPR52628) • Amazon Business $27.39 2 $54.78
United Scientific Octave Tuning Forks, Set of 8 • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Duracell Procell Alkaline Batteries, 9V, 12/Box • Amazon Business $19.75 2 $39.50
Classroom Set of Prisms - 6 Sets of (3) Equilateral Acrylic Prisms with 1in. Sides - 1in, 2in, 4in Lengths • Amazon Business $36.74 1 $36.74
Learning Resources Weather Center • Amazon Business $32.80 1 $32.80
ETA hand2mind 8" Magnetic Wands (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $10.37 3 $31.11
ETA hand2mind Wood Meterstick/Yardstick (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, 2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.97 4 $23.88
ETA hand2mind Graduated Measuring Cylinders (Set of 7) • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Mirrors 1613-59 Floral Bv Square 3 Inches 5 Pieces • Amazon Business $4.69 5 $23.45
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $23.10 1 $23.10
Film Canisters: (Pack Of 60) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Ajax Scientific Miniature Light Bulb, 1.5V, 0.30 Amp (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $6.76 3 $20.28
Sharpie 22478 Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $8.96 2 $17.92
E10 Mini Bulb Holders, Package of 10, Miniature Lamp Holders for Simple Circuits, Physics • Amazon Business $8.94 2 $17.88
SE TL10 10-Piece Test Lead Set with Alligator Clips • Amazon Business $5.93 3 $17.79
Rob's Super Happy Fun Store 51 Fireworks Diffraction Glasses (50 Rainbow Spectrum Frames + 1 Neon Orbital Frames) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Magnets and more 24 piece set by toysmith • Amazon Business $7.93 2 $15.86
Learning Resources Color Paddles, Set of 18 • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Learning Resources Eye Droppers 25 Count Value Bulk Pack in Resealable Bag (InPrimeTime Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sharpie 25025 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.44 2 $12.88
LYRA Graphite Stick, Assorted degree Graphite stick set - Water Soluble - 2B 6B 9B, Art, drawing supplies for sketch & shading pencils - 3 crayon stick • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
DOODLEBUG Mini Brads, Copper • Amazon Business $6.27 2 $12.54
Five Star Loose Leaf Paper, 3 Hole Punched, Reinforced Filler Paper, Graph Ruled, 11" x 8-1/2", 100 Sheets/Pack, 3 Pack (38034) • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Toysmith Rock Science Kit • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Toysmith Mineral Science Kit • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Hygloss 78548 Cello Sheets, 8.5 by 11-Inch, 48-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chanzon 60 pcs(6 colors x 10 pcs) 3mm LED Diode Lights Assored Kit Pack (Diffused Round DC 3V 20mA) Lighting Bulb Lamps Electronics Components 3 mm Light Emitting Diodes Parts • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44

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