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Ms. Carlson from Champaign IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Researchers Need Science Toys

My students need quality tools for science play in a STEAM world.

  • $1,144 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a public blended preschool program. We serve students from all over Champaign who qualify by either having a special need or enough factors to put them at risk for school failure in the future. My classes are very diverse. We have around 15 languages at our school. We serve all range of abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We see such incredible growth each year!

It is an incredible privilege to guide young minds in learning, and as a donor, you would take part in that amazing growth.

My Project

I am requesting science tools, materials, and puzzles. Science centers are typically neglected in early childhood classrooms, but, in my opinion, are where some of the most crucial and exciting learning occurs. I've included things from life sciences (Early View Science Specimens and puzzles) and physical sciences including Hape puzzles, Marble Run, Metal Pin Art image captors, Simple Machine Trucks, Ramptastic.

My students need high-quality materials to explore science principles through play.

Our small classroom budgets are barely enough to supply our rooms with the most basic supplies, so we rely on generous donors to help provide what our excited and engaged investigators need. Donating to our project will help out society as this generation grows up interested in learning and caring for the world around us.

Ms. Carlson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT910X - Easy-View Early Science Specimens - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
JJ309 - Animals Up Close Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run Construction - Vertigo - Quality Time Playing Together Wooden Safe Play - Smart Play for Smart Families • Amazon Business $92.90 1 $92.90
Ramptastic • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 2 $84.92
FF368 - Life Science Picture Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Block Science Big Wrecking Ball Truck • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Block Science Big Dump Truck • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Block Science Big Tow Truck • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Block Science Big Cement Truck • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
PowerTRC Novelty Pin Point Impressions Metal Pin Art • Amazon Business $10.95 3 $32.85
Hape African Animals George Luck Wooden Layers Puzzle • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hape Polar George Luck Wooden Layers Puzzle • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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