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Ms. Naylor from Monroe LA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help! My 3rd Grade Scientists Need A Science Center.

My students need digital science center, complete with a microscope, slides, & other science tools that could enhance my science lessons and get them involved.

  • $489 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2010.

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My Students

Last year my students participated in their 1st real science experiment. The students used different child safe chemicals to produce snow. I have never seen them so excited about learning. When they can do experiments and get hands-on practice...learning becomes FUN. I would like to do that again.

My students are third graders.

Our classroom theme will be "The Rainforest". Each week two students will be chosen as the King & Queen of the Jungle. 3rd graders are eager to please, and they are at a critical age. Research has shown that by the time a child reaches 4th grade they have a pretty good idea of the things they are interested in and if they don't feel like they are good at something they stop trying it after 3rd grade. If I can instill in them a LOVE of science, I know they would be much better off as adults. We are a public school in Louisiana, and we are fortunate just to have you consider us for this project. Thank you in advance and I hope to hear from you soon.

My Project

We take the i-Leap test in 3rd grade and while many of our students score mastery or exemplary in reading, language arts, & math, science has been an area that has caused concern amongst students, teachers, parents and administrators. New tech tools for visualizing & modeling, especially in the sciences offer students ways to experiment & observe phenomenon & to view results in graphic ways that aid in understanding. As an added benefit, with technology tools and a project-learning approach, students are more likely to stay engaged & on-task, reducing behavioral problems in the classroom. Technology-enabled project learning is the future of classroom instruction. Learning through projects while equipped with technology tools allows students to be intellectually challenged while providing them with a realistic snapshot of what the modern world looks like. Through this project, students will acquire & refine their analysis and problem-solving skills, thus becoming better citizens.

The impact of this project will last for years.

Donations to this project will enable me to equip a station (bookshelf) & surrounding desk/table with enough science tools to consider the area a science center. My students would enjoy 2 microscopes that are capable of being viewed on a SMART Interactive Board. The donation would also purchase microscopic slides that are both pre-made and do it yourself. Students would enjoy science, be eager to learn, & put these educational tools to use.

Ms. Naylor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE399 - Growing Bacteria Classroom Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
TT829 - Mapping Skills Overhead Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LC3547 - Animals Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
LC3545 - Vegetables Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
LC3541 - Plants Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
LC3543 - Insects Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
CS407 - Create-A-Slide Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 2 $79.90
FT452 - Blank Slides - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 2 $9.90
DT293 - Digital Microscope • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 2 $159.90

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