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

Picture Perfect STEM Part 2

Help me give my students books and materials to support our STEM investigations.

  • $161 goal

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My Students

My students face a lot of challenges, not only academically, but personally and 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, STEM projects, and a choice of tasks within their daily routine. They work best in a flexible, yet structured, environment.

My Project

I recently 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.

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

The materials in this request will support crayon investigations about the properties of matter. The students will use the silicone candy molds to solve a problem of broken and used crayons. The water books will be used in a investigation about where water is found on Earth. Thank you for your consideration!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All the Water in the World • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
To the Sea • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Chocolate Molds Silicone Candy Mold- Hard Candy Silicone Gummy Molds Including Stars, Hearts, Dinosaurs, Robots and Assorted Cute Designs Nonstick BPA Free Set of 6 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Earth's Landforms and Bodies of Water (Earth's Processes Close-Up) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
From Wax to Crayon (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Water Sources (Water In Our World) • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77

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