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  • $445 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Lukow
Grades 3-5
  • Menlo Park Elementary School
  • Tucson, AZ
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Science All the Way! Hands-On Science Materials Needed

My students need hands-on science materials such as a stream table and dvd to help them better understand the forces that change the earths surface.

My Students

Do you know how hard it is to understand science without hands-on experiments? My students have very little experience with how water interacts with the earth. We are city dwellers. We know cement. It would be very helpful to actually see how water moves the Earth.

Our school is a neighborhood school where most students live within a mile and walk.

Our city is of over 1 million in population. Most of our families are struggling fanatically. We are a Title I school with over 95% of the students on free or reduced price lunches. Our families care about their child's education. We have 11 girl and only 7 boys. The students love science and math. We love to have as much fun as possible, while still learning. Silliness has been known to break out. We wish we had the funds to do more hands-on activities.

My Project

My students love science. The water tables and video will help my wonderful students get experiences that city kids never get. To really work with water and earth to see for themselves how the Earth changes over time. They will also be able to create experiments of their own and test their hypothesis. This will teach them to work has a team, keep track of data, and draw conclusions. Hands-on is the best way for kids to learn.

My students will perform better on our states science test if we get these materials.

Working together with hands-on experiments, my students will remember the processes and vocabulary they learn. It wont go in one ear and out the other. The information will stay in there memories for a long time.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kit - Stream Table 4/Pack  • Sargent-Welch $224.10 1 $224.10
Land Water CD-Rom  • Sargent-Welch $69.26 1 $69.26
DVD, Weathering and Erosion  • Sargent-Welch $49.46 1 $49.46

Materials cost

$342.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.70

Total project goal

$444.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.66

3 Donors

-$222.33

Donations toward project cost

-$188.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.35

match offer

-$222.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$188.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Wells Fargo and 3 other donors.

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