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Ms. Franc from Glenshaw PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nature Vs Nuture

Help me give my students a chance to make an living ecosystem around their school!

  • $655 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A look of disbelief was on my face as I realized that my school was closing forever. In April of 2015, my small neighborhood school- the same one I attended, the same one my own children attended and now the one which I was a teacher, had caught fire. Within a weekend, our school was closed and we were displaced and moved. Now we are back, joined with another primary school in our district- and we are making new memories and becoming a family.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but they all pulled together the past few weeks and we are becoming a family.

Although they have spent their first 3 years in different school, they are supporting and protecting each other - just like a real family. They are not only resilient, but also very deserving!

They have needs like everyone else- safety, housing and food, but they want to give to others and that starts with their own community. Their first goal is to make a natural habitat safe for all wildlife and animals in our community. This donation would start this domino effect!

My Project

Nature or Nuture? A continuing debate that has been around forever. In this case, I would like my students to learn and understand nature while providing a nurturing environment in the area around our school.

My students would like to focus more on nature and the wildlife around them.

They want to learn about the smallest of life in our school neighborhood. They want to examine the birds who live in our neighborhood during the winter. They want to have a hands-on science experience that is based on their own environment. With these items, they can help feed birds here for the winter; help compost food waste, and examine how plants grow and thrive.

Third grade is a time of wonder but also a time to impact their life forever. This is the purpose of this grant and the hope that this will affect their future involvement in the community.

Ms. Franc
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EA211 - Easy-View Classroom Aquarium • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Composter, Schoolyard Gourmet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $141.75 1 $141.75
Bird Feeder Variety Pack • Carolina Biological Supply Company $80.95 1 $80.95
Terrarium Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $66.37 1 $66.37
EA213 - Extra Filters Refill Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
EA212 - Aquarium Accessory Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

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