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Mrs. Parker from Darlington SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Measuring Science With Real Tools!

Help me give my students real tools to use when measuring weather conditions, and a telescope to study outer space.

  • $431 goal

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My Students

My greatest joy is seeing the light in their eyes when my students discover something independently! " Now, I understand," or " Oh, I see how that works!" My 4th grade science classroom is a place of challenge and discovery. Students will spend this year learning the foundation of knowledge and skills they will need in science as they move forward in advanced studies of weather, astronomy, energy, and organisms.

Our 4th graders are amazing, creative, and curious students who mostly come from high poverty, low economic, households.

They like to move, they love to learn and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way.

My Project

Students will be able to measure weather conditions such as wind speed, direction, and amount of precipitation using these tools. Instead of reading about how anemometers and wind vanes work, students can be our school's own meteorologist! Also, students can use the space tools to observe bodies in outer space using the telescope. Having a model of the planets and how they revolve around the sun will help the students to have a visual on the planet order. Astronomy tools like the sextant and the astrolabe will allow students to have a hands-on feel of the use of these tools.

Mrs. Parker
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Plastic Weather Vane • Amazon Business $23.06 4 $92.24
Educational Insights GeoSafari Motorized Solar System • Amazon Business $71.90 1 $71.90
Blue TwinStar AstroMark 50mm 75x Power Refractor Telescope • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Didax Wind Anemometer, Hand-held or Permanently Fixed • Amazon Business $23.89 2 $47.78
Solid Brass Sextant-Nautical Gift-Astrolabe • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
INDIA OVERSEAS TRADING CORP 4.5" Brass Sundial Compass • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying Rain Gauge • Amazon Business $3.98 2 $7.96

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