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Mrs. Basile from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Perfect STEM: Books to Inspire Investigations

Help me give my students read aloud books to inspire our STEM investigations.

  • $466 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students often face a lot of challenges, not only academically, but socially as well. They are original thinkers and enjoy hands-on learning and activities with movement.

Our public elementary school in Indianapolis faces the daily challenge of educating and motivating students that live well within the poverty level.

Our students are very active learners. They love when we have flexible seating options, STEAM projects, and a choice of tasks within their daily routine. They work best in a flexible, yet structured, environment.

My Project

Next year, I will be the STEM teacher for grades 1-6. Last year, I completed an online STEM training titled Picture Perfect STEM. In addition to providing STEM lesson plans, the training provided some valuable insight into the teaching of STEM concepts by integrating picture books and nonfiction books with STEM investigations. The requested items will support those STEM investigations for first graders.

Please help me to provide my students children's books that support STEM concepts.

The materials in this request will support science investigations about sound, habitats, trees, and matter. The books will also support investigations about robots and how they are inspired by animals. Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Basile
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zoobots: Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Jump Into Science: Sun • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
A Tree Is a Plant (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science: Stage 1 (Pb)) • Amazon Business $17.80 1 $17.80
National Geographic Readers: Robots • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Be A Friend To Trees (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science: Stage 2) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Next Time You See a Pill Bug • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Matter (Physical Science) • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Next Time You See a Sunset • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Notable Notebooks: Scientists and Their Writings • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
What Pet Should I Get? (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay (The Read and Write Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Max Found Two Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Where Do Animals Live? - CD Only (My World) • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Touch It!: Materials, Matter and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
We Planted a Tree • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (Read and Write) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Matter (Physical Science) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
What Makes Day and Night (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Drum City • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Food (Why Living Things Need) • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
The Sun: Our Nearest Star (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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