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Mrs. Hoversten from Ravenna OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Insects & Geometry...Glow in the Dark Style

My students need glow in the dark materials, especially a black light to have a classroom transformation and explore bio-luminescence and geometry!

  • $387 goal

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My Students

I teach an awesome group of motivated, creative, and enthusiastic fifth graders who want to experience everything possible through their education.

Meaningful learning experiences can provide an amazing opportunity for differentiation and engagement in the classroom.

Our school receives 100% funding for free breakfast and lunch for all students. My students have a wide range of ability levels, backgrounds, and interests, and they simply cannot all learn in the same way!

Many of my students face challenges outside of school, and I want to do all I can to make them feel loved and valued inside my classroom. These students are very collaborative and enjoy opportunities to learn, work, and create with their peers. Providing more opportunities for collaboration, creative expression, and the ability to share their knowledge will greatly benefit my students!

My Project

The classroom will be transformed into a glow in the dark zone! Students will come into the room and see everything glowing! What an exciting way to learn and teach! Students will be using the black light to integrate Science and Math through the study of insects. Students will interactively learn about bio-luminescence in insects, such as the fireflies!

Students will have hands-on experience of how insects communicate by using their light!

Mathematics will also be included in the lesson by building insect structures or homes with glow sticks. Students will use their glow sticks to build a home and need to describe the shape, angles, and number of sides of the structure.

Many of the materials will help transform the room to be glowing with learning and fun! None of this glowing would be possible without the black light fixtures. The neon markers, highlighters, and tape will allow me to provide directions to the students, designate workspaces for each group, and let the students write out their findings! The variety glow sticks will be used to build insect homes or structures. With so many glowing ideas, we will be working hard all day long!

Mrs. Hoversten
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Dj Black 48 Blb 4Ft Blacklight Tube And Fixture • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
Blacklight Reactive Electric Neon Permanent Fabric Markers 5 Pack • Amazon Business $12.95 3 $38.85
Glow Sticks Bulk 200 Count - 8" PartySticks Brand Premium Glow In The Dark Light Sticks - Makes Tons of Glow Necklaces and Glow Bracelets (2 Tubes of 100) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
5-Pack UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent / Neon Gaffer Tape Matte Finish (various sizes) (.5 in x 60 ft) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
50 Aviator Lumistick Glow Eyeglasses - 8 Color Assorted Mix • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
DeepDream Black Light UV Led Strip 16.4Ft/5M 24W Flexible Waterproof IP65 with 12V 2A Power Supply • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
50 22" Premium Glow Stick Necklaces Assorted Colors Glowsticks • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
5-Pack SUPER BRIGHT UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent / Neon Gaffer Tape Matte Finish • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Neon 8.5 X 11 Cardstock • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Glow Sticks Bulk Wholesale, 10 12” 15mm Dia. Green Industrial Grade Jumbo Light Sticks, Bright Color, Glow 14 Hrs, Safety Glow Stick 3yrs Shelf Life, Ideal for Camping & Emergency, Glow With Us Brand • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Sharpie 25053 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.54 2 $13.08
Glow In The Dark Tape - Bright Long Lasting Premium Quality Glow Tape - 10 BONUS Glow in the Dark Dots for Hazard and General Marking - 30 ft long 1 inch wide • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, “Happy” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Sharpie 25025 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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