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Ms. Poon from Seattle WA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Meaningful, Memorable Experiments for Young Scientists

Help me give my students jars, salt, and pipe cleaners to grow salt crystals, glue and baking soda to make slime, and STEAM books to fuel their curiosity about science.

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten and 1st grade students are eager and thoughtful learners. Though small in size, they have gracious hearts, resilient spirits, and limitless curiosities. They challenge me every day to be more responsive, innovative, and understanding of difference. I'm lucky to be their teacher.

Our neighborhood is known to be one of the most diverse in the country and every classroom in our school reflects that gift.

In addition to the richness that such diversity brings, we also recognize that different opportunities and experiences in early childhood can create inequitable beginnings for children entering school. As a school community, we know without a doubt that all of our students are highly capable and work with determination to ensure that every student has the resources, instruction, and support necessary to achieve success.

My Project

With increasingly rigorous standards, hyper focus on academic learning, and even standardized testing as early as kindergarten, our young students have less opportunities to play, explore, and discover than in the past. Holding these high expectations for all students pushes educators to teach more equitably and we know for certain that all of our students can achieve great things. Yet the focus on teaching reading, writing, and math (tested subjects) even in developmentally appropriate and innovative ways, leaves little room or time for the messy, hands-on science exploration that students crave.

These experiments will introduce students to properties of matter while also giving students a rich shared experience that invites endless opportunities to observe, talk, and play.

Students will use the jars, salt, and pipe cleaners to grow their own salt crystals and will use the glue and baking soda to make slime. The food coloring will be used in both for students to customize their projects. The STEAM books have engaging, colorful photographs and child-friendly explanations of complex scientific concepts which will inspire students to pursue even more experimenting and discovery. These materials will give students meaningful and memorable experiences that will surely inspire a lifetime of curiosity about science.

Ms. Poon
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Specimen Jar, Glass, Screw-Cap (Not Included), Low Form, 16 oz, Pack of 12, Cap Diameter 89 mm • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.77 2 $35.54
Food Coloring - 12 Color Bright Rainbow Cake Food Coloring Set for Baking, Decorating, Icing and Cooking - Assorted Variety Liquid Food Color Dye for Slime Making and DIY Crafts - .25 fl. oz. Bottles • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Clear Liquid Glue - Great for Making Slime, 1 Gallon Bottle • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
STEAM Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
RockTown Toys Slime Supplies Kit Stuff - 60 PCS Foam Beads & Balls, Glitter, Fruit Slices, | Add Ins for Slime & Floam | Supply Kit for Slime Parties | Fun & Educational for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Glotoch 8oz Plastic Containers with Lids- Leakproof Slime,Deli, Food Storage,Soup,Meal Prep Containers.BPA Free,Stackable and Reusable. Freezer & Dishwasher &Microwave Safe(1Cup 48Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Equate Contact Lens Saline Solution for Sensitive Eyes, Twin Pack, 12 Fl Oz, 24 Total Oz (Compare to Bausch & Lomb Eyes Plus) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Salt, 1-lb Box • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.95 6 $11.70
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Liquid Glue, 1 Gallon Bottle - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Slime Supplies Kit, 55 Pack Slime Beads Charms, Include Fishbowl beads, Foam Balls, Glitter Jars, Fruit Flower Animal Slices, Pearls, Slime Tools for DIY Slime Making, Homemade Slime, Girl Slime Party • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Caydo 324 Pieces 27 Colors Pipe Cleaners Assorted Chenille Multicolor for DIY Art Creative Crafts Decorations (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 16 Oz ,Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $6.34 1 $6.34

Materials cost

$203.99

Vendor shipping charges

$4.72

State sales tax

$17.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.82

Total project goal

$305.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.44

3 Donors

-$227.00

Donations toward project cost

-$192.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.05

match offer

-$78.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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