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Mrs. Reddy from Hayward CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivating Manipulatives

Help me give my students Motivating Manipulatives to generate curiosity so they can be great learners.

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My Students

Our school has an incredibly diverse population of students who come from mid and lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

I am the only science teacher at the school for 600 students in grades one through six.

First to fourth graders come to science once a week while fifth and sixth graders come to science twice a week. We learn mostly by hands-on activities to support their multiple learning styles. They are motivated and eager to learn if I incorporate hands on experiments.

My Project

My students get extremely motivated when they use hands-on materials to learn science. It gives them practical and real life experiences that goes well with my teachings.

Students' curiosity increases when they use senses of touch, feel, see and hear to explore.

Hands-on manipulatives motivates their learning tremendously.

The requested Periodic Table Cards will let them learn element's properties in a fun and educational way. Sixth graders need air pressure pump to launch their hand made soda bottle rockets. Fifth graders can use motivational magnetic tools to learn about magnetism. Owl Palate Poster and DVD of "All That Remains" are really helpful for my fourth graders to learn Owl's Regurgitaion lesson.

Mrs. Reddy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina All That Remains: Investigating Owls Through Owl Pellet Labs DVD • Carolina Biological Supply Company $49.50 1 $49.50
Economy Magnet Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $30.82 1 $30.82
Alnico Magnet Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.05 1 $26.05
Ultra Stomp Rocket • Carolina Biological Supply Company $21.01 1 $21.01
Bicycle Pump with Pressure Gauge • Carolina Biological Supply Company $20.92 1 $20.92
Pellet Palate Poster • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.17 1 $14.17
Iron Filings • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.25 2 $12.50
Carolina Student Infographic Periodic Table • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.53 2 $11.06
Periodic Table Cards • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.76 1 $9.76

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