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Dr. Schnell from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hidden Figures to Inspire the STEM(inists) of Today

Help me give my students A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors, Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World, and Hidden Figures -- books focused on underrepresented scientists from all over.

  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach science to the English Language Learners at my school. Some of these ELLs have had interrupted education or not enough science preparation when they arrive here. Although I'm passionate about all the cool facts that science can tell us about the world around us, I know that students learn and understand so much more with real-world connections. I have never had such full attention from my class as when I start things off with: "So here's a story about..."

With the right type of classroom library, I can use books to introduce them to 'hidden figures' and important people of color in STEM.

With the right type of library, students can learn more about animals and plants -- the more wild and wacky, the better -- as well as STEM careers that students don't even know exists. Having a basic knowledge of science is necessary in today's complex world, for students to become informed citizens.

There are so many wonderful and amazing things to learn in science that affects our everyday lives. I want to make that information available to them, by helping them to increase their science literacy, with interesting, diverse, engaging literature.

My Project

Students will learn about how science affects our world, the stories behind famous scientists who made a difference and see people like them represented in the books.

Several Spanish books are included for our Entering / Emerging students to increase access for all students to the world of science.

Our students are interested to know more about how and why science impacts our lives every day, but having easy access to books that can provoke their thinking and inspire them to a world outside of the Bronx will make a big difference.

Students have a natural curiosity that they want to be satisfied, and having their own independent access to a science library will enable them to explore that curiosity.

Dr. Schnell
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Women in Space 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: the Story of Dr. Patricia B • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Feathered Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Scientists A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Seeds of Change Planting A Path To Peace • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
How We Got to Now Six Innovations That Made the Modern World • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Counting on Katherine • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mae Among the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari Maathai The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Ada Twist, Scientist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Ticktock Banneker's Clock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Look Up! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
What Would She Do? 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Silent Spring • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Most Beautiful Roof in the World Exploring the Rainforest Canopy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Science Detectives How Scientists Solved Six Real-life Mysteries • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
25 Women Who Thought of It First • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Understanding Photosynthesis With Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Decoding Genes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The Surprising World of Bacteria With Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The Whirlwind World of Hurricanes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The Attractive Story of Magnetism With Max Axiom Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Lessons in Science Safety With Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The Earth-Shaking Facts about Earthquakes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Aventuras con el sonido con Max Axiom, supercientifico (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy With Max Axiom, Super • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The Dynamic World of Chemical Reactions With Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
A Weed Is a Flower The Life of George Washington Carver • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Gathering the Sun (Gathering the Sun) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Women Who Launched the Computer Age • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$378.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.03

Total project goal

$486.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$486.86

4 Donors

-$238.00

Donations toward project cost

-$212.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.20

match offer

-$236.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$201.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

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$0.00

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