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  • 1 donor
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Meet The Crayfish!

My students need Model Magic, acrylic paints, brushes, palettes, an iPad, and protective cover to create and animate 3D crayfish models.

My Students

"Crayfish, meet the crayfish, they're crustaceans that live in a pond..." This quickly becomes our favorite class song. This year I'd like to expand our crayfish unit to include art and technology, but I do not have the funds or materials to make this a reality.

I teach a curious and creative group of third graders.

They adore science and hands-on activities. They love art, but we have limited opportunities to weave art into the curriculum. They have grown with technology and use it in their daily lives, but have not had the opportunity to fully explore technology tools at school beyond a weekly trip to the computer lab. Multi-faceted lessons that go well beyond a textbook page become the most memorable and engaging experiences for these students.

My Project

Each year we do an investigative series of lessons with live crayfish. Students look forward to this all year as older students continue to talk about their excitement with holding a crayfish for the first time. I want to capitalize on this excitement and take our unit two steps further than science alone. Students will use the iPad to first explore crayfish ecosystems and discover and analyze photos of the variety of crayfish in our world. Afterward students will use the Model Magic to create 3D versions of a favorite type of crayfish. Students will paint their crayfish according to a specific color scheme and will mount their creatures onto a rock bed scene. Students will use the iStopMotion app on the iPad to create a stop motion video of their crayfish in various habitat scenes. They will also narrate video demonstrating their new understanding of crayfish behavior.

Science can be brought to life by incorporating art and technology.

I know that this year, with the help of the Lily Sarah Grace Fund and other generous donors, that this will be the most talked about crayfish unit ever!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy $399.99 1 $399.99
Apple iPad Smart Cover - protective cover for web tablet • Best Buy $39.99 1 $39.99
PLASTIC TRAY PALETTE/9WELL 35/8INX 71/8IN • Blick Art Materials $0.77 36 $27.72
DB WONDER WHT ROUND/SZ 4 • Blick Art Materials $1.59 30 $47.70
DB WONDER WHT ROUND/SZ 10 • Blick Art Materials $2.63 30 $78.90
BLICKRYLIC/BRT RED QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/BRNT SIENNA QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/CHRME ORG QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/CBLT BLU QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/DP YLW QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/GRN OXID QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/MTLC COPPR QT • Blick Art Materials $9.10 1 $9.10
BLICKRYLIC/RAW UMBER QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/WHT TITNM QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
BLICKRYLIC/VENTN RED QT • Blick Art Materials $6.21 1 $6.21
DOUGH CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC WHITE CLASSPACK OF 75-1 OZ PKGS • School Specialty Inc. $37.99 1 $37.99

Materials cost

$697.28

Vendor shipping charges

$15.80

State sales tax

$63.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$817.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.24

Total project goal

$961.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$961.58

1 Donor

-$961.58

Donations toward project cost

-$817.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$144.24

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$0.00

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This project will reach 32 students.

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