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Mrs. Sanchez from Tracy CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Kids Appreciate the Beauty and Wonder of Science!

My students need science books which help them achieve proficiency in science.

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Why is electricity so dangerous? Because it doesn't know how to conduct itself properly! My kids love jokes, and science jokes are the best! Helping them understand science will help them open their eyes to all the beauty of the world around them, as well as a world of nerdy humor.

My bilingual third grade students are a precocious, bright group of kids who enjoy learning about science, engineering, and the world around them.

Through science I incorporate reading, writing, and mathematics, and the kids love learning about why things are the way they are. Photosynthesis? Fascinating! Global warming? Devastating! Everything we study is a bridge to new levels of understanding and critical thinking.

My Project

The Next Generation Science Standards are built so as to help kids see that science should be a natural, organic part of their education. It strives to make kids aware that scientific thoughts are critical to many careers, as well as to daily life. These books will allow me to give my students access to real-world applications of the new science concepts we will be learning about and help them achieve proficiency in the new science performance expectations.

This project allows my socioeconomically disadvantaged, second-language learners to gain not only scientific knowledge, but also English language, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, as well as a more thorough understanding of the world around them.

By making lessons which revolve around their interests, and engages them, I hope to make them love not only science, but learning itself. Using their natural curiosity, I want to infect them with my own love of science, reason, and learning.

Mrs. Sanchez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth • Amazon $14.84 2 $29.68
Respiration and Photosynthesis (Sci-Hi: Life Science) • Amazon $8.99 2 $17.98
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.95 2 $15.90
From Seed to Plant • Amazon $6.98 2 $13.96
DK Eyewitness Books: Fossil • Amazon $13.36 1 $13.36
Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring The Earth To Life • Amazon $12.89 1 $12.89
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 2 $11.98
Fossils Tell of Long Ago (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 2 $11.98
The Fossil Factory: A Kid's Guide to Digging Up Dinosaurs, Exploring Evolution, and Finding Fossils • Amazon $10.27 1 $10.27
Janice VanCleave's Energy for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun • Amazon $10.18 1 $10.18
Plant Reproduction (Sci-Hi: Life Science) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions) • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Roller Coasters (Calling All Innovators: A Career for You?) • Amazon $8.24 1 $8.24
Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight into Food (Nature's Changes) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Understanding Photosynthesis with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
The Honey Makers • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Jump into Science: Earthquakes • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
Fossils (True Books) • Amazon $6.83 1 $6.83
What Is a Life Cycle? (Science of Living Things) • Amazon $6.15 1 $6.15
Energy Makes Things Happen (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Earthquakes (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Time For Kids: Bees! (Time for Kids Science Scoops) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99

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