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Ms. Pitts from Saluda SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Amazing World

My students need potting soil, seeds, and reference materials related to ecosystems to engage in hands-on learning activities related to our study of our world.

  • $972 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Dirty hands, engaged lessons, and teaching students to make a positive impact on the world is what " Our Amazing World" is all about. Students will participate in several hands-on lessons while learning about the world of animals and plants within various ecosystems.

" Our Amazing World " will give students the opportunity to study various ecosystems of our world.

They will be given the opportunity to learn about plants and animals in these ecosystems. They will also experiment with how environmental changes can affect an ecosystem. Students will research and create displays related to ecosystems found all over the world. Through this project, students will be able to bring the "outside world" into the classroom. Our school is a small public school in a rural county in South Carolina. The resources available to our school are very limited. Many of our students love art , but with our limited budget , few supplies are available for our students. Our students are primarily from families, of all types, who care a great deal about their education while providing for their educational needs as they are able. The students in our school thrive on engaging lessons taught through hands-on experiences.

My Project

"Our Amazing World" will enable students to have a first-hand experience with the study of five ecosystems. Our project begins with a guest speaker visiting the classroom and sharing her knowledge of plants. The focus will be on plants found in various ecosystems. Students will then go outside to our school garden and transplant plants. They will then be given the opportunity to take home a plant. Another component of the project involves students planting radish seeds . They will then experiment ,while taking qualitative and quantitative observations , to demonstrate how plant growth can be changed by altering its environment. A final component of this project is to research plants and animals of various ecosystems. Focus will also be on how humans can help to protect each type of ecosystem for years to come. This project offers many opportunities for students to use their math and reading skills while enhancing their knowledge of science .

Students do not have to have a "green thumb" in order to be successful with this endeavor.

Students will have many opportunities to learn about plants and animals through the hands- on activities that this project provides. Students will not only learn about ecosystems of the world, but also how to protect ecosystems for future generations. By starting while students' are young, one of these students may very well make changes in the future that will make our world a better place to live!

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Ms. Pitts
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Triple Beam Balance • Carolina Biological Supply Company $90.25 1 $90.25
MINI PROJECT DISPLAY/WHT 15X20 BOARD • Blick Art Materials $2.12 60 $127.20
Seed Assortment Set, Carolina • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.51 3 $70.53
READER DSM-3 PLANTS IN OUR WORLD PKG/8 • Frey Scientific $62.00 1 $62.00
Elodea densa, Living, Pack of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.35 5 $56.75
TIME For Kids - Grades 3-4 - 24 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • Time for Kids $4.88 10 $48.80
BOOK EARTHS ECOSYSTEMS GRADES 1 AND 2 SC SET OF 6 • School Specialty $46.54 1 $46.54
Professional Potting Soil, 8 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.26 4 $37.04
FLIP CHART BIOMES • School Specialty $36.09 1 $36.09
Plastic Container, 16 oz., each • Carolina Biological Supply Company $0.55 120 $66.00
DSM-3 BBK FROM SEED TO PLANT EA • Frey Scientific $29.00 1 $29.00
TROWEL GARDEN EA • Frey Scientific $1.43 10 $14.30

Materials cost

$684.50

Vendor shipping charges

$52.96

State sales tax

$48.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$825.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.76

Total project goal

$971.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$971.75

2 Donors

-$485.87

Donations toward project cost

-$412.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.88

match offer

-$485.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$413.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.88

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$0.00

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