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Mrs. Obrien from Staten Island NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If I Was a Scientist...What are Scientists Studying Today?

Help me give my students A Subscription to the Scholastic Science World magazine.

  • $658 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager and reflective learners. They have a curiosity about science, but often times, don’t see the significance it plays in their daily lives. When I ask students to describe their idea of a scientist, responses always seem to include “brainiacs”, or “the smartest guys”. Many students find it hard to picture themselves involved in science careers, but that is often because they have had limited exposure to the many guises that science can take. I want them to understand that science is really about curiosity and passion!

My Project

My students should have many opportunities to see authentic examples of science in action. To this end, they have worked closely with ecologists from the New York City Parks Organization to survey wildlife in some of NYC’s green spaces. Some have collected data with the Million Oyster project.

Having access to Scholastic Science World magazines will greatly expand the students’ exposure to science in the real world.

I hope that as my students read about science concepts and current scientific discoveries, they will begin to see that science is truly all around us. The magazines will also encourage my students to act like scientists, engaging in experiments and engineering challenges. I want my students to picture themselves as the scientists of the future.

Mrs. Obrien
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Science World, Grades 6 - 10 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 12 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–10 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.49 50 $474.50

Materials cost

$474.50

Vendor shipping charges

$47.45

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$559.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.66

Total project goal

$657.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$657.73

11 Donors

-$606.77

Donations toward project cost

-$516.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.20

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.96

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$0.00

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