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Ms. Jones from West Linn OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No Matter Where You Are, Science is Everywhere

Help me give my students a hands-on science kit to use at home during distance learning!

  • $691 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It has been said by the great Senegalese conservationist, Baba Dioum that, "In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."

It is with this intent and expression that we ask ourselves as teachers- how do we provide the environment outside of the classroom that will help our students engage in the world around them.

This will be built through observation, interest, experimentation, justification, and conclusion which will become the nexus to that love for the natural world.

Instruction without the necessary scientific basic tools will be challenging for these eager and budding 5th-grade scientists to perform simple experimentation in and around their homes while distance learning. These fifty 5th graders will learn methods for looking deeper into their natural environment, learning to love all their discoveries. With these home sciencing kits, we will be able to extend learning beyond the 4 walls of the classroom. These scientists come from a small suburban school of roughly 350 students surrounded by natural settings that they will learn to discover and cherish.

My Project

In order for children to perform science experiments, they need basic materials and tools to apply the scientific method using their own investigations based on their own questions. Because we will not be in the classroom until later this year, as teachers we are learning very quickly how to implement high leverage and meaningful science learning. Engagement is even more crucial when teaching online, and allowing students to create their own questions to pursue, is optimum.

These science kits full of basic supplies are broad enough to encourage open-ended curiosity, which is conducive for home learning.

Fifth-grade science standards are varied and dense and providing these materials will support a wide range of those standards. More importantly, building an understanding of the scientific process is crucial to any subsequent science standard taught. The materials included in the kits support the facilitation of this scientific process, alongside good instruction and encouragement for inquiry.

Ms. Jones
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
UNBREAKABLE MIRROR,PK/8 PK • Frey Scientific $5.32 13 $69.16
THERMOMETERS DUAL SCALE PKG/12 • Frey Scientific $13.57 5 $67.85
MAGNETS BAR UNMARKED PKG/10 • Frey Scientific $4.42 15 $66.30
CUPS - 3.25 OZ CLEAR PP PORTION CUPS - PACK OF 2500 • Frey Scientific $65.99 1 $65.99
BAG - ZIPLOC - 2GAL - SJN682253 - PACK OF 100 • Frey Scientific $58.94 1 $58.94
LIDS - PORTION CUP LID PET LARGE - FITS 3.25-5OZ - PACK OF 2500 • Frey Scientific $53.92 1 $53.92
MAGNIFIER ROUND 3X 6X PKG/30 • Frey Scientific $21.89 2 $43.78
PIPETTE DROPPER LDPE 1.5ML PK/100 • Frey Scientific $26.09 1 $26.09
COTTON BALL NON-STERILE MEDIUM WE MIIDMS21460 PACK OF 2000 • Frey Scientific $23.99 1 $23.99
FILTER COFFEE 10-12 CUP WHITE CFPCPF200 PACK OF 200 • Frey Scientific $5.02 1 $5.02
FILTER COFFEE 10-12 CUP WHITE CFPCPF200 PACK OF 200 • Frey Scientific $5.02 1 $5.02
CRAFT STICK JUMBO WOOD PACK OF 100 • Frey Scientific $2.77 1 $2.77
TOOTHPICKS WOOD ROUND PACK OF 800 • Frey Scientific $1.87 1 $1.87

Materials cost

$490.70

Vendor shipping charges

$58.88

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$586.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.58

Total project goal

$690.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$690.52

5 Donors

-$628.75

Donations toward project cost

-$586.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.77

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$0.00

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