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Mrs. Stannard from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inquiring Kindergartners Want to Become Scientists

My students need a refrigerator for storing materials for chemistry experiments, a mobile book library, a big screen microscope and science theme boxes.

  • $916 goal

This project expired on March 8, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in one of the poorest and lowest-performing school districts in Texas.

The district comprises 70 percent African Americans, 28 percent Latinos, and 2 percent other.

Ninety-eight percent of students qualify for free/reduced lunch. In 2004, 3.8 percent of the population had earned a bachelor’s degree. At our school, we believe that all children should have an opportunity to learn and go to college; we have high expectations for all students. To support our students’ journey to college and beyond, we provide rich academic, cultural, and character-building experiences. We are a brand-new school made up of 180 Kindergartners who not only receive instruction in the core subjects (reading, writing, and math), but also receive instruction in science, Spanish, and the cultural arts. I have the honor of teaching all 180 students science. Our Kindergartners are inquisitive, thoughtful, and bright and want to know more about the world around them.

My Project

I would love to provide fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiences everyday; however, the science lab needs essential materials. I have requested a small refrigerator for storing materials for chemistry experiments, a mobile book library, a big screen microscope, and science theme boxes. With these materials, my students will be able to explore the physical, earth, and life sciences. In the physical science unit, the students will learn how to use their 5 senses to observe properties of matter. They will also learn how to use balances, microscopes, magnifying glasses, thermometers, and other tools to describe objects. In the earth science unit, students will explore changes in weather and discover the materials of the natural world such as rocks, soil, and water. While studying the life sciences unit, students will be able to explore the life cycles of different plants and animals, learn how things grow, and discover wild animals, insects, and spiders.

It is imperative that America be able to compete on a global level in the sciences.

What better place to start than in Kindergarten when young minds are inquisitive and able to soak up a lot of information? With your help, these very bright students will have an opportunity to explore their world without leaving the classroom and become future scientists, doctors, and engineers.

Mrs. Stannard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 230 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Haier 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator - White • Best Buy $99.99 1 $99.99
FF689 - 3-in-1 Mobile Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00
VT438 - AC Adaptor • Lakeshore Learning $11.95 1 $11.95
DA106 - Big Screen Microscope • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
FF967 - Insects & Spiders Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF966 - Seasons & Weather Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF963 - Growing Things Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF949 - Life Cycles Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF944 - Five Senses Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF941 - Earth & Environment Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF921 - Wild Animals Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

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