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Mrs. Mikesell from Tampa FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Long-Term Learning With Super Science Supplies

My students need science materials, such as Color-Changing Touch Squares and a plant growing lab, as well as kits, like a crystal growing kit, to conduct long-term investigations in science.

  • $319 goal

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My Students

How fast do plants grow? How long does evaporation take? Will a potato clock run forever? These are questions that we will be exploring in class.

Remember when you used to ask "Why" about everything?

My students have amazing questions - but are lacking the materials to find the answers. They just need the opportunity to explore what they are curious about. That is why I am asking you to help by giving them the tools to succeed. Our school serves a diverse population of high-poverty students. Many of my students come from families that do not have the resources to allow their children to conduct experiments in the home. Recently, I noticed that many children congregate in my non-fiction class library around the science books. They look at the pictures and ask wonderful questions. I'd like to give them the chance to find the answers to some of them.

My Project

I am requesting science experiment materials and supplies to conduct several, on-going, long-term investigations in my classroom These supplies will allow my students to explore topics such as crystals, plants, snow, color and the potato clock. My goal is for my classroom to become a place of scientific exploration and wonder through continued, long-term experiments. The experiments will help my students learn that data and information can be gained though repeated observations and trials.

This project is so important to me because many of my students have terrific questions about science and the world around them... and I want them to grow into learners that continue to ask "Why"!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CG987 - Crystal Growing Discovery Set • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
CC766 - Color-Changing Touch Squares - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
GR242 - See It Grow Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
Super Snow Classroom Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
Odd Pods Cactus Garden • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.14 1 $11.14
Potato Clock • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.86 1 $12.86
SPRING SCALES 1000G/2.2 LB.----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $12.40 1 $12.40
Seedling Pot Maker • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.58 1 $14.58
Classroom Greenhouse with Cover • Kaplan Early Learning Company $51.56 1 $51.56
Magic Crystal Growing Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.56 1 $8.56
Space Sand Primary Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46

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