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Mrs. Petersen from Fredericksbrg IA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our School Needs Science Materials

My students need cups, batteries, plates, and other science supplies in order to provide hands-on learning opportunities while using our new Mystery Science curriculum.

  • $762 goal

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My Students

My students come from a rural community, with a school system that consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. My students are active and inquisitive. They love to move around and learn in many different styles and settings. We are often moving throughout the classroom, collaborating, and engaging with peers. Students practice their reading and math skills and deepen their interest and knowledge in science, social studies, and 21st-century skills.

In efforts for us to meet the Next Generation Science Standards, Mystery Science kits will be implemented in our building.

In our school, our main focus is to teach the science standards while providing hands-on learning, allowing students to learn and explore. My students are always eager to learn and try new things in order to grow as students!

My Project

The materials listed in this project will support K-5 grade students with our new science curriculum. Many materials can be reused, so this project will support learning for years to come.

Our school needs an updated approach to teaching science and these hands-on materials will help our students immensely.

Mystery Science curriculum covers all of the new NGSS standards. Each grade will go through at least three learning units per year.

Each supply will go to our science room for teachers to check out and use during their science instruction. For example, the magnets will be used for hands-on exploration called "What can magnets do?" for our third-grade students. The flashlights will be used for hands-on exploration by first and fifth graders with mysteries called "Can a statue's shadow move?", "Why do the stars come out at night?" and "Why does the moon change shape?"

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MagLite LED 2-Cell D Flashlight with Batteries, Black • Amazon Business $19.30 10 $193.00
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Duck Brand Insulating Foam Pipe Covers, 0.5-Inch by 3-Feet, Pack of 4 Sticks, 1285250 • Amazon Business $13.49 4 $53.96
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, Mega Pack, 150 ct (2 Pack, 75 ct) • Amazon Business $15.78 2 $31.56
Champion Sports Double Dutch Jump Assorted colors • Amazon Business $7.04 4 $28.16
BISON LIFE Safety Glasses, One Size, Clear Polycarbonate Lens, 12 per Box (1 box) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
40 CRYSTAL CLEAR PLASTIC PLATES | 10 Inch Disposable Plates | Fancy Large Dinner Plates | Hard Round Party Plates | Heavy Duty Wedding Plates | Premium Heavyweight Big Catering Plates [Diamond] • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
SPC Light Chipboard Sheets 12 x 12 Inches, 25 per Package (Tan-Chip-12-12) • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
X-bet MAGNET ™ - Round Ceramic Disc Magnets with Hole - Tiny Ring Bulk Lot of 40 Pcs - 1.2 Inch (31mm) - for Refrigerator Fridge, School Science Projects, Crafts, Teachers, Around The Office • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Memorex 30-Pack Slim CD/DVD Jewel Case • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Pinnacle Mercantile Plastic Spray Bottles Leak Proof Technology Empty 16 oz Value Pack of 4 Made In USA • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
SOLO Cup Company 378W2050 Single-Sided Poly Paper Hot Cups, 8oz, White (125 count) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Perler Fused Beads 11,000 Count, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Glad Press'n Seal Plastic Food Wrap - 100 Square Foot Roll - 3 Pack • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Glue Dots Removable Dot Sheets Value Pack, Contains 600 (.5 Inch) Temporary Adhesive Dots (08388) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Energizer ECR2032 3-Volt Lithium Coin Batteries (20 Count) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons Set - 8 Pcs Nesting Metal Measuring Cups Set • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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