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  • $548 goal

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Mrs. Weathers
Grades 3-5
  • W Herbert Chapman Elementary School
  • Spartanburg, SC
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Life Science Lab for Fourth Grade

The cost of science materials inclusing microscopes and specimen sets from Lakeshore Learning is $555, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Scorpions, spiders, seahorses, starfish, polar bears, snakes, and so much more! All of these animals are part of the animal kingdom that makes our universe so unique and exciting. Children who will probably never see an ocean need to see what a starfish and a seahorse look like to understand why they are classified as marine invertebrate. Well, of course they live in the ocean and they don't have a backbone! All of these discoveries can be made possible with a hands-on life science lab. A lab that would include microscopes so that children could see slides of real starfish, and seahorses, and insects, and scorpions. To have this life science lab would open up a world of excitement and new discoveries in science. Children should be aware of the world around them and the wonders that nature holds. I am a fourth grade teacher in a low income school with approximately 88% low income families. For some of these children a trip to the ocean to see sea life will never happen so I want to bring the sea life to them. Who knows, I could have the next Jacques Cousteau in my class. Thank you for your consideration.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WR728 - Exploring Life Processes Paperback Serie • Lakeshore Learning $69.50 1 $69.50
TT515 - Scorpion & Spiders Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
TT914 - Insects Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
CS547 - Student Microscopes - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 2 $95.00
TT913 - Sea Life Specimen Set • Lakeshore Learning $44.50 1 $44.50
AT517 - Animal Kingdom Photo Book Series • Lakeshore Learning $35.00 1 $35.00
LC3543 - Insects Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 2 $19.90
LC3547 - Animals Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 2 $19.90

Materials cost

$382.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$448.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.55

Total project goal

$547.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.50

1 Donor

-$516.29

Donations toward project cost

-$449.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 60 students.

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