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Ms. Masacupan from Oakland CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hatching Chicks With Kinder Scientists!

My students need 1 chick incubator and 1 brooder to keep the newborn chicks warm.

  • $348 goal

This project expired on June 23, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I might remember. Involve me and I'll understand." -Confucius

My Kindergarteners are curious students who enthusiastically cheer whenever I say we're going to do scientific research.

They ask a lot of questions as we seek to understand the world together as a close-knit family of learners. Our class is part of a racially, culturally and ethnically diverse school community in east Oakland. 92% of our school population qualifies for free or reduced lunch and 59% are English Language Learners.

My Project

By acquiring an egg incubator and a chick brooder, we would be able to study the life cycle of oviparous animals in a way that would deeply involve our class. Books and multimedia could only supplement the enduring understandings we would garner from this shared experience. We're ready to record daily findings in our science journals and learn integrated phonics, writing, and math skills through this rich science content.

In a world of high-stakes skills testing, teaching content sometimes falls secondary.

I believe providing learning opportunities through science will actually allow students to meaningfully apply and practice literacy and math skills. Please help fuel my little scientists' eagerness to learn through this experience they'll never forget. Thank you.

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

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brinsea Mini Advance Hatching Egg Incubator • Amazon $163.98 1 $163.98
Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder for Chicks or Ducklings • Amazon $75.92 1 $75.92

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