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Ms. Pollack from Stanton CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mad About Science

My students need books (e.g. "What is Sound" and "Fossils Tell Stories") and materials (e.g. life cycle models and a magnet lab) to enhance our science curriculum

  • $585 goal

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My Students

My students are not only scientists during our brief weekly science block but are constantly questioning the world around them.

While curious, many students have not had the opportunity to thoroughly investigate the scientific phenomena that surround them.

The majority come from disadvantaged homes that lack educational materials and resources. It is also difficult for my students to build real world experience due to their socio-economic status. They do not have the luxury of visiting museums, science centers, or natural wonders. I do my best to bring these experiences to my students but would greatly benefit from more resources.

My Project

By bringing in numerous scientific texts and materials, my students will have the opportunity to build their knowledge base in concepts such as objects in motion, life cycles, and rocks. Rather than limiting their exposure to scientific material during our minimal science block, the new books will offer the opportunity to access information during our language arts block. We will use our reading skills to interpret the material and learn comprehension strategies to analyze informational text. We can then engage in hands-on activities using the new resources during our science time. Imagine learning the strategies to decode information about fossils during language arts, and then applying that new information to sorting and charting fossils during science!

Rather than my students being confined to the principles of science for only 30 minutes a week, my students will be able to access this information across the curriculum.

They will not be limited by the dry, outdated science textbook that we currently have in our classroom. The introduction of new and engaging texts will stimulate their interest and the hands-on resources will enrich and extend their understanding!

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Ms. Pollack
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOKS LIFE CYCLES LIBRARY SET OF 6 • Frey Scientific $59.39 1 $59.39
Rocks • AKJ Books $5.80 10 $58.00
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull • AKJ Books $5.80 10 $58.00
Ultimate Fossil Kit - Set of 15 Real Fossils - Includes Rare Specimens! • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab • Amazon $25.20 1 $25.20
MAGNETIC FROG LIFE CYCLE • Frey Scientific $24.20 1 $24.20
Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys • Amazon $14.21 1 $14.21
What Is the Rock Cycle? (Let's Rock!) • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
MODELS LIFE CYCLE OF A GREEN BEAN PLANT • Frey Scientific $8.09 1 $8.09
Fossils Tell Stories (Science Storybooks) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Plant Life Cycles (Nature's Patterns) • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
Hands-On Science: Forces and Motion • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil (Amazing Science) • Amazon $7.04 1 $7.04
The Rock Factory: The Story About the Rock Cycle (Science Works) • Amazon $7.04 1 $7.04
Jump into Science: Dirt • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
Simple Machines (Starting with Science) • Amazon $6.95 1 $6.95
Rock (Materials) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
What Is Sound? (Sounds All Around Us) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
What Is a Life Cycle? (Science of Living Things) • Amazon $6.22 1 $6.22
Let's Go Rock Collecting (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Fossils Tell of Long Ago (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Forces Make Things Move (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
Rocks and Soil: Real Size Science • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.95 1 $4.95
MODEL, ANT LIFE CYCLE • Frey Scientific $4.49 1 $4.49

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