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Mr. Jones from Seagoville TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Recipes for Success in the Science Classroom

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn how to make healthy decisions with their dining habits while they learn their role in the food web.

  • $241 goal

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My Students

My students are fifth grade students who are economically disadvantaged. Most come from homes with limited learning opportunities and resources. When they are introduced to the opportunity to discover and learn, they are very excited. Our class is a chance for these children to have experiences that will prepare them for middle school, high school, college, and careers.

My science classroom utilizes a blend of technology and field work that we conduct in our school garden.

The idea is to attach a significant memory to the concepts that students learn and hopefully give them an experience that students can apply to other facets of their lives.

My Project

We have experienced a great deal of success with our students through exploring the culinary arts. Our diverse array of students connects to lessons very well through the talk food because it holds so many emotional attachments to their cultures. Designing lessons that are aligned to content yet keep children engaged can be done through making recipes that are easy, fast, and fun. This will only get easier if the classroom is designed to get kids cooking and understanding the role that food plays in their learning.

This project is aimed at helping students to understand our role in the food chain or food web.

Allowing our students to visibly observe the habits of producers, consumers, and decomposers as they grow will attach significant memories while learning. We will learn about making responsible choices nutritionally through growing organic vegetables and mushrooms. These ingredients will be used to teach students how to design easy recipes using fresh produce that is easily accessed in the classroom.

Mr. Jones
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Harvest - Black • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Pink Oyster Mushroom Farm - Beautiful Mushroom Growing Kit - All in One Indoor Growing Kit - Exotic Mushroom • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Brown Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit - All in One Indoor Grow Kit - Grow Edible Mushroom in Your Home - Top Gardening Gift, Holiday Gift, Unique Gift, Mother's Day Gift, Birthday Gift, Fathers Day Gift • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Chemical Free Alfalfa Sprout Seeds -1 Lb- Seeds For: Salad Sprouts & Sprouting - Can Be Grown in Any Sprouter • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Back To The Roots Organic Mushroom Growing Kit, Harvest Gourmet Oyster Mushrooms In 10 days, Top Gardening Gift, Holiday Gift, & Unique Gift • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Sprouting Seeds Mung Bean 1 Pound - Todd's Seeds • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Masontops Bean Screen Plastic Mason Jar Sprouting Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars – Grow Bean Sprouts, Alfalfa, Salad Sprouts and More – 2 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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