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  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Miller
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Bring Science to Life for First Graders!

My students need a microscope, prepared slides, plant box, planters, and a butterfly habitat to bring Science to life.

My Students

First grade inquiring minds want to know! Hands-on inquiry based learning is how to engage current first graders.

My students are first graders that attend a rural Title 1 school in Georgia.

Our school is over 80% free or reduced lunches. Our school's budget has been drastically cut, like all other schools around the country. We do not have the funds to buy the resources that bring science to life for our children!

My Project

We are already using the Common Core Standards in Georgia. Project-based learning is throughout the standards. These resources that I am requesting will be project-based for my students. The microscope and prepared slides will give my students the opportunity to see things in their world that they can not see with their own eyes. The plant box will give them a place to plant their own vegetables and flowers. It will teach them responsibility of taking care of our earth and living things. The butterfly habitat will let them see a life cycle happening right in front of their own eyes in the classroom. These resources will bring science to LIFE for my first grade students.

The microscope, prepared slides, plant box, plants,and butterfly habitat will excite students' interest and motivate them to learn, encourage scientific inquiry, investigation, and experimentation, while requiring students to become active participants instead of passive learners.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EarthBox(r) Ready-to-Grow Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $66.45 1 $66.45
MICROSCOPE BIG SCREEN • School Specialty $59.84 1 $59.84
LC3540X - Prepared Slides - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EarthBox(r) Garden Stand • Carolina Biological Supply Company $44.60 1 $44.60
COLOR ME FLOWER POT • School Specialty $1.89 25 $47.25
CLAY ACTIVA LUMINA • School Specialty $9.79 4 $39.16
Painted Lady Butterfly Amazing Bugs Kit, w/Coupon • Carolina Biological Supply Company $29.93 1 $29.93

Materials cost

$337.22

Vendor shipping charges

$28.72

State sales tax

$23.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.87

Total project goal

$499.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.14

3 Donors

-$140.33

Donations toward project cost

-$137.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$337.58

Match offers toward project cost

-$286.94

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by UPS Foundation and 4 other donors.

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