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Mrs. Sloan from Fair Oaks CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hot Topics in Science and Math

Help me give my students up-to-date and reliable print resources on science topics.

  • $868 goal

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My Students

Our 2000 students come from a variety of backgrounds and are full of diversity (ethnic, socioeconomic, sexual identity, and more.). They are highly motivated to succeed. We are a suburban school whose population is 60% open enrolled from students across the district. Parents choose their students to attend to allow them the opportunities to experience our many programs and courses.

My Project

Every year our students across grade levels have assignments in a variety of classes that require academic researching skills. We currently have some print resources to support their research, but would very much like to increase the number of options covering current topics in science and math. These books are frequently more expensive and out of the range of our tiny budget.

The books selected cover a number of current issues in the areas of science and math.

It is crucial that our students learn to become proficient users of information using in-depth research skills based on authoritative resources. Books that show differing takes on hot button issues provide students with the opportunity to learn about multiple viewpoints and reflect on a deeper level about the information and data they have gathered. They form an understanding of why these topics are newsworthy as well as how to form cogent thesis statements or discussion points.

These books covering science and math topics including Rna/DNA, microbes, climate change, gamma rays, and more will help us balance the offerings in our library for students. We would love to be able to add these resources to our collection.

Mrs. Sloan
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inside DNA and Rna (Inside Modern Genetics) • Amazon Business $35.80 2 $71.60
Inside the World of Microbes (Inside Modern Genetics) • Amazon Business $35.80 1 $35.80
Inside the Human Genome (Inside Modern Genetics) • Amazon Business $35.80 1 $35.80
Inside Evolution (Inside Modern Genetics) • Amazon Business $35.80 1 $35.80
Understanding and Using Gamma Rays (Electromagnetic Spectrum) • Amazon Business $34.60 1 $34.60
Understanding and Using Visible Light (Electromagnetic Spectrum) • Amazon Business $34.60 1 $34.60
Understanding and Using Uv and Infrared Radiation (Electromagnetic Spectrum) • Amazon Business $34.60 1 $34.60
Poverty, Prosperity, and the Minimum Wage (Opposing Viewpoints) • Amazon Business $33.80 1 $33.80
Qanon and Other Conspiracy Theories (Opposing Viewpoints) • Amazon Business $33.80 1 $33.80
Educational Equity (Opposing Viewpoints) • Amazon Business $33.80 1 $33.80
Big Tech and Democracy (Current Controversies) • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
UFOs and Alien Encounters: Are They Real? • Amazon Business $31.95 1 $31.95
AP Biology Premium, 2022-2023: 5 Practice Tests + Comprehensive Review + Online Practice (Barron's Test Prep) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Paleontology: An Illustrated History • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
AP Computer Science A Premium, 2022-2023: 6 Practice Tests + Comprehensive Review + Online Practice (Barron's Test Prep) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis (Orca Issues, 6) • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Become an App Inventor: The Official Guide from MIT App Inventor: Your Guide to Designing, Building, and Sharing Apps • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Princeton Review ACT Prep, 2022: 6 Practice Tests + Content Review + Strategies (2022) (College Test Preparation) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Icebreaker • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$639.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$58.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$737.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.16

Total project goal

$867.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$867.75

1 Donor

-$73.76

Donations toward project cost

-$73.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$780.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$663.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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