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Ms. Tate from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pre-K Scientists Need Science and Discovery Materials

My students need magnetic wands, magnifying glasses, color changing tubes, mystery capsules, and a microscope for our science and discovery center.

  • $646 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Head Start teacher in a low income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they always come to school ready and willing to learn. I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, brilliant and eager to learn.

They like to draw, and they love counting songs, listening to stories, and sharing rhymes and finger play. They love learning about and exploring this big beautiful world that we live in, and they thrive on lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. Despite the odds which are stacked against them, my students show persistence in their daily challenges and long to show others how capable and smart they truly are.

My Project

My students need manipulatives for their science and discovery area. These materials will allow my students to explore and conduct little experiments on their own as they learn many new and interesting concepts in science. The light and touch circuit will help my students to learn early electricity concepts. The motion discovery tools will allow my students to experiment and explore with three different aspects of motion: friction, flow, and speed. My students will explore magnetism hands on with the magnetic cars, as they use the magnets to push the cars forward. The real bug discovery kit will allow my students to get an up-close look at 12 amazing bugs as they learn and explore about leaf beetles and lantern flys to name a few. Students will benefit from these items by being curious and exploring to find answers on their own.

Ms. Tate
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT549 - Lakeshore Magnifier Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DD830X - Earth & Space Science Viewers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC735 - Lakeshore Color Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RR416 - Color-Changing Touch Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
HH509 - Touch & Feel Mystery Capsules • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA531 - Lakeshore Motion Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL514 - What Do You See? Mirror Discovery Cubes - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH506 - What’s the Sound? Mystery Capsules • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FS383 - Kid-Sized Safety Goggles - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD132 - Light & Sound Touch Circuit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
WD984 - Magnetic Wands - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FS489 - Kid-Sized Flashlights - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FA706 - My First Microscope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA436 - Super-Strong Magnet Bricks - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
EE316 - Magnet Cars - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$510.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$548.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.79

Total project goal

$645.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$645.28

2 Donors

-$288.62

Donations toward project cost

-$284.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$310.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$263.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$46.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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