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Mrs. Wilderman from Ellerbe NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey Mom, Dad, Grandma, You Can Do Science Too!

My project needs various supplies so that parents will be able to enjoy learning science as much as the students do during Science Family Night. These include assorted magnets, paper clips, eye droppers, plastic bags, pipe cleaners, marbles, tuning forks, metal feed pans, funnels, straws, rulers and more!

  • $470 goal

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Greetings from rural North Carolina and my fifth grade inclusive classroom of 5th grade students in a Title I school. My students struggle when they are at home trying to explain to their parents what they are doing in science. That is where your generosity can help to overcome this problem. We want a family science night in which the parents are directly involved in being scientists, predicting, hypothesizing, experimentation, and finding results - all the time jotting their work in a scientific notebook. The greatest solution to this problem was to come up with the necessary experiments and tools that would allow the parents to work with their child and learn the methods of scientific research that the students are conducting during the school day. I WANT MY PARENTS TO BE INVOLVED. This will definitely involve them. The supplies that have been requested will fulfill the needs for 56 experiments which the parents will rotate participating with their child on an evening from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. in the Spring, 2008. Each parent/child team will complete five - seven experiments. The entire school will be invited to participate. Some of the experiments that the parents and children will be doing are balloon race (motion), bird beaks (habitats), attractive bottles (force and Bernoulli's Principle), citrus sections (estimation), predict and tip (predictions and hypothesizing), balanced bodies (gravity), How did it get there (energy), Water Drops (molecules and predictions)Sound waves (vibrations, sound travel)Rim roll (mass). There are 29 experiments in all that they will be involved in. It should be a fantastically fun and educational night, thanks to you our donor. Please help give my parents and their child this experience. When parents are directly connected to the school environment, children do better in school. You, as the potential donor, can empower these families with the experience of being scientists and connect them with what is going on in my classroom as well as the entire school. I know that my students, parents, and myself would be eternally grateful for your donation.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Measuring Worms Counters Set of 72 • Delta Education $13.95 1 $13.95
INDEX CARDS, 5X8, RULED ASSORTED -- Oxford Index Cards; 5x8", Ruled, Assorted Colors • Quill Corporation $3.26 2 $6.52
RIGID WOOD RULER,12 LONG -- School Rulers; 12", Heavy-duty Wood • Quill Corporation $0.98 4 $3.92
POINTED TIP SCISSORS (CARDED) PINK, ROYAL BLUE, TEAL, VIOLE -- Crayola Scissors; 5-1/2" Pointed Tip • Quill Corporation $1.97 16 $31.52
LASER PAPER 32# 96B 30% PCW -- Quill Brand Heavyweight Laser Paper; 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, 96 Bright • Quill Corporation $13.67 2 $27.34
PENCIL, LADDIE WITH ERASER -- Dixon Laddie Pencils; With Eraser • Quill Corporation $3.59 4 $14.36
Tote & Storage - Baskets, Boxes, & Tubs • Highsmith Inc. $10.82 3 $32.46
STRAWS, JUMBO, 7-3/4 WRAPPED -- Georgia Pacific Individually Wrapped Straws; Jumbo Translucent • Quill Corporation $7.64 2 $15.28
TUNING FORK ADJ C/D/E/F/G • Sargent Welch $19.48 2 $38.96
Delta Terraria - 1 Gallon Terraria • Delta Education $3.95 6 $23.70
Kimax Funnels, 58 Angle, Short Stem - 35 mm • Nasco $4.80 4 $19.20
Ping Pong Ball • Nasco $2.33 2 $4.66
Wax Paper • Nasco $2.12 1 $2.12
QUILL PAPER ROLL TOWELS -- Quill Paper Roll Towels; Embossed, 2-Ply, 90 Sheets per Roll • Quill Corporation $1.43 1 $1.43
Round Metal Feed Pan • Nasco $3.69 2 $7.38
10OZ PLASTIC CUPS -- Fabri-Kal Plastic Cups; Translucent, 10-oz., 100/Pack • Quill Corporation $4.49 1 $4.49
String Cotton Twine • Nasco $1.48 2 $2.96
CRAYOLA MARKERS BROAD LINE -- Crayola regular bold line • Quill Corporation $2.78 2 $5.56
Clear Plastic Bowl - 16 oz. • Nasco $1.95 1 $1.95
Kolorstix 4 Colored Round Craft Sticks - Pkg. of 100 • Nasco $1.12 2 $2.24
MARBLES F/ROL-A-LAB, 45/PK • Sargent Welch $3.75 1 $3.75
Giant Pipe Cleaners - Pkg. of 40, 9/16 x 19-11/16 • Nasco $3.16 3 $9.48
STD PLAS EYEDROPPER 2-PK S2 • Lab Safety Supply $0.40 4 $1.60
ECONOMY #1 NON SKID PAPER CLIPS -- ACCO Economy Non-skid Paper Clips; Standard • Quill Corporation $0.34 1 $0.34
MAGNETS,ASSORTED SIZES/COLORS -- Officemate File Cabinet Magnets • Quill Corporation $4.67 1 $4.67
Plastic Gallon Storage Bags • Nasco $35.28 1 $35.28

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