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Ms. Drake from Noel MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Minorities in STEM

Help me give my students books about STEM role models that look like them.

  • $312 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 40 fourth graders math, science, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). Our school is so diverse in languages spoken and experiences brought into the classroom. Before students are expected to master complex STEM topics and multiplication facts, students need to feel valued, loved, and confident in their abilities.

Students need role models that look like them.

Understanding the lives, challenges, and accomplishments of minorities will help students realize what they are capable of. With a faculty and staff that is entirely white, we cannot begin to truly comprehend our students' experiences.

My Project

In fourth grade, we tackle engaging STEM projects such as Code-A-Palooza, Robot Fest, Coaster Wars, and science fair. Students learn the Engineering Design Process, how to communicate and work effectively as teams, and just how useful their imaginations can be.

With a majority minority school, books that highlight the challenges and accomplishments that people of color have and still encounter is essential.

Books that teach us about history and what is possible for the students' futures will help keep my lessons engaging and relevant to the students lives. Students seeing themselves in books will help them believe that science and math is for everyone.

Ms. Drake
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Seeds of Change Planting A Path To Peace • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mae Among the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Counting on Katherine • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nothing Stopped Sophie • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ada's Ideas • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Ticktock Banneker's Clock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Adventurous Women • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
25 Women Who Thought of It First • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Round Is a Tortilla A Book of Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Round is a Mooncake A Book of Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$231.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$264.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.76

Total project goal

$311.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$311.73

1 Donor

-$32.00

Donations toward project cost

-$27.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.80

match offer

-$279.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$237.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.96

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$0.00

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