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Ms. Meinke from Napa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inquiry Unit Research Books: Watershed and Oceans

My students need age-appropriate research books on topics for our study of the stewardship of our watersheds and our oceans. These books will be shared among three classes.

  • $939 goal

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My Students

Our school is a small country school located within the city limits. On a typical day at our school, you will see students learning through inquiry. We use a transdisciplinary method of teaching and learning. The inquiry is embedded in all subjects including math, language arts, and in-depth units of study, which cover common core standards for our International Baccalaureate Program. These units focus heavily on science and history and are often incorporated into our math and language arts curriculums.

Our students are masters of Inquiry.

My Project

As we use an inquiry-based learning model, our students need materials which are age-appropriate. Students are questioning and learning about topics that have an impact on the world as a whole. These books, including titles such as Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime, and Watch over Our Water will allow students to understand deeper level concepts in a way that is accessible to them as 7-9-year-olds.

As young researchers, the student will use these books to facilitate their inquiry and learning into specific topics (local watersheds and ocean), leading to an understanding of how they can make a difference in the world by taking action in their own community.

Our goal is for students to understand that we all have a responsibility to provide watershed stewardship to ensure ecological sustainability.

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8) • Amazon Business $25.03 3 $75.09
Walk on the Wild Side (Life in the Wild) • Amazon Business $13.41 3 $40.23
The Explore More Outdoor Challenge for Kids: Bear Creek Watershed: Evergreen, Colorado • Amazon Business $12.95 3 $38.85
All the Way to the Ocean • Amazon Business $12.25 3 $36.75
Make a Splash!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands • Amazon Business $11.97 3 $35.91
My Water Comes From the Rocky Mountains (Long Term Ecological Research) • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
Little Beaver and the Echo • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series) • Amazon Business $8.82 3 $26.46
The Drop in my Drink: The Story of Water on Our Planet • Amazon Business $8.73 3 $26.19
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water! • Amazon Business $8.71 3 $26.13
A Drop Around the World • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
The Beavers' Busy Year • Amazon Business $8.33 3 $24.99
Beavers • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The Busy Beaver (Life in the Wild) • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
Up the Creek (Life in the Wild) • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
Making the Moose Out of Life (Life in the Wild) • Amazon Business $7.93 3 $23.79
Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Oceans and Seas!: With 25 Science Projects for Kids (Explore Your World) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Look Out for Litter (Cloverleaf Books: Planet Protectors) • Amazon Business $6.60 3 $19.80
Watch over Our Water (Cloverleaf Books - Planet Protectors) • Amazon Business $6.33 3 $18.99
Rivers and Streams (Water, Water Everywhere!) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Big Bear Hug (Life in the Wild) • Amazon Business $5.13 3 $15.39
Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Where Does the Garbage Go? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.40 3 $13.20
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.74 3 $11.22
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $3.13 3 $9.39

Materials cost

$694.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$63.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$798.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.84

Total project goal

$938.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$938.96

4 Donors

-$469.48

Donations toward project cost

-$399.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.42

match offer

-$469.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$399.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.42

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