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  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Blakeney
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hats Off to Science

My students need Black Plastic top hats and a variety of craft supplies such as paint, glitter, glue, pipe cleaners, and pom poms for a "Hats of to Science" activity.

My Students

Have you ever thought back on some of your time spent in the classroom and wondered if your teacher could have made it more fun? Well that is exactly what I plan to do with a science art activity that will allow the students imagination to soar!

We are a science magnet academy located in Alabama, with about 200 5th graders who are eager to learn.

Just like any 9,10, or 11 year old they are full of energy, so what can be better than to use those eager kids and their energy in a special hands on science lesson.This lesson will make the subject come to life for them! The will be engaged from the beginning until the end! Students will have the chance to take control of the lesson and present their given vocabulary word anyway that hey see fit. This in turn will make more of an impact on the students. Our fifth graders will be able to collaborate with their classmates and aid each other in the presentation of their particular word. Once the hats are complete we will band together and parade through the school, allowing other grade levels to our "Parade of Hats". The students will then get to place their hats out for display! Once the excitement is in the air, there will be no holding these kids back.

My Project

Students will each be assigned a vocabulary word from science. They will get the definition of their assigned word and come up with a plan to decorate their top hat to represent their word. They will be responsible for creating the design, gathering the materials, and putting it all together, with the teacher as the facilitator of the activity. Once completed the students will present their hats, and then participate in a school wide parade to show how we take our "Hats off to Science". Materials that will be needed to make his happen for the kids are black plastic top hats, paint, glitter, glue, pipe cleaners, pom poms, and other odd and end art supplies. Their imaginations will get the opportunity to soar using these materials to bring their vocabulary words to life and then to take it a step further by thinking out side of the box on how to incorporate their idea onto their top hat! This will surely be an activity/lesson they will remember!

Donations that we receive will allow me to provide the materials needed for the students to take a science lesson outside of the box and bring it to life.

This will ensure that the lesson will not only teach the vocabulary, but allow for the students to have fun, be engaged, and make memories that will last forever.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Washable Paints - Assorted, 16 oz Bottles, Set of 12 colors • Blick Art Materials $37.64 2 $75.28
Dozen Adult Size Black Plastic Top Hats • Amazon $7.45 9 $67.05
Creativity Street Glitter Glue Classroom Set - 2 oz, Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $11.89 4 $47.56
Dynasty Economy Camel Hair Brush - Camel Hair, Canister of 144 • Blick Art Materials $31.30 1 $31.30
Elmer''s Washable School Glue - 5 oz, Clear • Blick Art Materials $1.84 16 $29.44
Acrylic Pom Pons - Pkg of 100, 1", White • Blick Art Materials $1.85 6 $11.10
Creativity Street Craft Stems - 4 mm x 6", Pkg of 100, Assorted Colors • Blick Art Materials $1.65 3 $4.95
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$266.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.90

Total project goal

$379.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.31

4 Donors

-$128.70

Donations toward project cost

-$111.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$248.66

Match offers toward project cost

-$211.36

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by NEA Foundation and 5 other donors.

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