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Mrs. K. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Scientists Explore Their World

The cost of 7 science kits (from Lakeshore Learning) is $697, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $697 goal

This project expired on January 12, 2006.

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My state pre-K classroom consists of 40 ESL students. Based on free-lunch eligibility, all of them are considered to be "at-risk" students living at or below the poverty level. I believe it is important for these students to experience inquiry-based science projects. Early exposure to scientific inquiry will spark their predisposition to ask and find answers to many authentic, child-generated questions. Since scientific inquiry forms the backbone to all question-asking and problem solving skills across all learning domains, I want to add a strong science component to my curriculum. Inquiry, observation, hypothesis-making, testing, data collecting, and discussion all present opportunities for my little second language learners to read, write about, listen to, and discuss questions about their world in an organized, predictable way. I am requesting these science kits to provide a hands-on, minds-on, interactive way for my students to explore the world, to stimulate authentic question-asking, and to provide them with the tools, skills, and scientific techniques to answer them.

Mrs. K.
Grades PreK-2
  • Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE770X - Simple Science Exploration Tubs - Comple • Lakeshore Learning $199.50 1 $199.50
TT690X - Science Instant Learning Centers - Compl • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
DA106 - Big Screen Microscope • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC3540X - Prepared Slides - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $36.00 1 $36.00
LC66 - The Butterfly Nursery • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LC63 - Coupon for Extra Caterpillars • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
VT438 - AC Adaptor • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95

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