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Mrs. Carpenter from Gilbert AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Books for Young Scientists

My students need engaging books about 6th grade science content. The Max Axiom series covers science standards in an awesome graphic novel format.

  • $376 goal

This project expired on May 6, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For me, it is imperative to instill and fuel a passion for science in each of my 6th grade students; however, our outdated, 8th grade science textbooks are working against me.

I teach 6th science to approximately 115 students at a Title I school in Arizona.

Due to a lack of funding, it is nearly impossible to attain new resources for our classrooms. My 6th graders are having a difficult time reading and comprehending the information in our science textbooks. They are beginning to lose interest in science due to the extremely dry presentation of the content they read. The textbooks are actually old 8th grade science textbooks from our middle school, which accounts for a large part of their struggle. My students would greatly benefit from content area books that are grade level appropriate and engaging.

My Project

The Max Axiom books I am hoping to receive for my classroom will provide scientific content in a cool new manner- through graphic storytelling! These books are extremely engaging and appeal to even the most reluctant of readers. In addition to students accessing the books during downtime, I would use these books to introduce new concepts in each of our units throughout the year. The fact that these books are graphic novels definitely piques the interests of students and will inspire students to pursue their scientific inquiries.

These books will make a difference in my classroom because graphic novels are very appealing to young adults.

When my students see the artwork on the covers, they will be curious about the contents of the books and want to read more. These books will be an engaging supplemental reading resource that improves scientific literacy and comprehension while reigniting the spark for science that we have been missing.

Mrs. Carpenter
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 115 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Cool Science and Engineering Activities: with Max Axiom Super Scientist • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
Understanding Global Warming with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
The Basics of Cell Life with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
Understanding Photosynthesis with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
The Surprising World of Bacteria with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
Decoding Genes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.10 2 $16.20
A Journey through the Digestive System with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $8.01 2 $16.02
The Amazing Work of Scientists with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science and Engineering in Action) • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
The Incredible Work of Engineers With Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science and Engineering in Action) • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
A Journey into Adaptation with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $7.64 2 $15.28
A Refreshing Look at Renewable Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $7.62 2 $15.24
Exploring Ecosystems with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $7.56 2 $15.12
The Powerful World of Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Lessons in Science Safety with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) • Amazon Business $7.18 2 $14.36

Materials cost

$266.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$319.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.31

Total project goal

$375.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$375.40

6 Donors

-$250.40

Donations toward project cost

-$212.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.56

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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