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Mrs. Abordo from Kelseyville CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mystifying Magnetic Fields

Help me give my students books, magnets, and magnetic film to allow my students to explore magnetic fields.

  • $517 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is a place of challenge and discovery! We live in one of the most impoverished counties in California which has been further impacted by multiple wildfires over the past four years. However hazy and ash filled our skies might become, our dreams and determination to achieve a brighter future are undimmed.

While our little town is both friendly and remarkably beautiful, many families struggle financially.

At our very small, rural, Title I school, all of our students participate in both the free lunch and free breakfast programs. We also offer a reduced cost after school enrichment program. The wonderful first to fifth grade students who visit my reading intervention classroom work diligently to sharpen their reading and writing skills. They eagerly strive to move forward in their academic careers.

My Project

Nothing motivates my students to read more than enriching the text with hands-on STEM experiments! Suddenly, everything they have read about comes to life before their eyes and cries of discovery echo throughout the classroom at the "aha-moments" arrive.

First, students will read Natalie Rosinky's Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart then use magnetic film to literally see the magnetic fields which different shapes and strengths of magnets create.

Next, the students will engage in open ended experiments with magnet putty and levitating magnets. Finally, students will use Google Slides to produce reports on what they have learned and how to duplicate their experiments. These reports will be shared with classmates in their regular classrooms during an end of study unit celebration. Hearing compliments (and a few murmurs of jealousy) from their regular education classmates lifts my students self-confidence and motivates them to take on yet more challenges in the intervention classroom.

Let's work together to offer these deserving students the STEM enrichment they rarely find outside the school setting. With your help, we can increase both their reading skills and their understanding of STEM principals and concepts. Thank you for allowing my students to feel cared for and respected by wonderful adults.

Mrs. Abordo
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toysmith Magnetic Levitator (5-Inch) • Amazon Business $9.48 9 $85.32
Nicpro Magnetic Slime Putty, Black Magnetic Putty Slime Supplies Space Mud Toy Stress Reliever for Kids and Adults for Fun with 4 Monster Eyes • Amazon Business $7.99 10 $79.90
CMS MAGNETICS 4" x 6" Green Magnetic Viewing Film, See Magnetic Field with this Magic Film to Learn Magnetism. Applicable for All Kinds of Magnets Including Neodymium Magnets, Lots of Fun! • Amazon Business $8.76 9 $78.84
Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.32 9 $74.88
NicoSeeWonder 8pcs Magnetic Rattle Snake Eggs Buzz Refrigerator Magnets Party Toy Sound Maker • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Rare Earth Magnets Strong Neodymium: Bar Super Permanent Metal Rectangular, 60X10x3mm, Powerful Pull Force, 12 Piece | Heavy Duty, Fridge Door, Garage, Kitchen, Science, Craft, Art, Office • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
EMPEROR MAGNETS (30 Pck)– Super Strong Refrigerator Magnets | Powerful Fridge Magnets | Office Whiteboard Magnets | Cute Round Mini Magnets | HEAVY DUTY Dry Erase Board Magnet |20 Big+10 Small Magnets • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Hematite Magnetic Sticky Stones 12 Tumbled Polished Magnets For Kids, Refrigerator Or Neat Party Gift by Mag Man • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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