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Mr. E. from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Invigorating Science Literature

My students need science literature books to create a classroom library.

  • $733 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in the worst area, of a large city, in Maryland. Sometimes, just getting to school is a struggle. For most, school is the only constant in their lives.

Our school is in the bottom ten percent, in the entire state of Maryland.

This means that our students get a lot of services. Unfortunately, although the services do help, my students lack motivation. Therefore, I am constantly looking for ways to constantly engage my students. Any resources will assist our educational community.

My Project

Many of my students love science but they do not like to read much because they say that the selections that are currently available are boring. That is why I selected these books to increase interest in reading about science.

These books were selected because they are fun.

Also, many of the students are one or two grade levels behind in reading. Therefore, with these invigorating titles, their reading levels will increase.

In the book The Way Things Work Now, students will learn how things work now as opposed to how they worked when they were first introduced.

In the Science Book, students will be able to reference ideas in science and the big ideas will be simply explained.

In the book, National Geographic Kids Why, the students will learn why things happen and the ideas behind them.

There are a few students who are on grade level. For those students, I selected a science trilogy. The trilogy mentions concepts we are learning. Therefore, the students will make the literature and science connection.

Mr. E.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Way Things Work Now • Amazon Business $25.71 3 $77.13
The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) • Amazon Business $21.45 3 $64.35
Photographic Card Deck of The Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table • Amazon Business $20.04 3 $60.12
Space! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $17.49 3 $52.47
Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! (Encyclopaedia) • Amazon Business $17.49 3 $52.47
Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have: 50 New Robots, Dragons, Race Cars, Planes, Wild Animals and Other Exciting Projects to Build Imaginative Worlds • Amazon Business $13.59 3 $40.77
How Things Work: Discover Secrets and Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercraft, Robotics, and Everything in Between (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $13.49 3 $40.47
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $13.46 3 $40.38
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work • Amazon Business $12.11 3 $36.33
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! • Amazon Business $11.67 3 $35.01
National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles • Amazon Business $5.26 3 $15.78

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