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Mrs. Tappan from Westwego LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Class, Boring? Not Anymore!

Help me give my students the items needed to complete our science experiments! Some of the items that are most important are batteries, light bulbs, wires, Legos, and markers. Our major experiments focus on electricity and forces.

  • $937 goal

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My Students

My 4th grade students impress me everyday with their want to be the best learners they can be. They work harder than any other class I have ever taught. These students are striving for mastery of their ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science standards.

My little scientist are always hungry for more knowledge!

Though coming from a high poverty area, my students do not let their personal obstacles get in the way of their learning. They come in most mornings with a smile and several questions that I am glad to answer. I couldn't be more grateful to have such inquisitive, hard-working students.

My Project

These materials will make a big difference in my science instruction. Currently, I am scrounging for materials to complete experiments that will keep my students engaged in my lessons. By having these materials readily available in my classroom, I will be able to give the students the hands-on experiments that they deserve. Some of the items that are most important are batteries, light bulbs, wires, Legos, and markers.

I can only imagine how excited my students will be when they are able to tinker and build; The ah-hah moments will be priceless.

I still remember building my first electrical circuit and how much fun the trial and error was. Through this project being funded, my students will be able to complete a similar experiments and so many more.

Mrs. Tappan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 48 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WIRES ALLIGATOR 12 INCH PK 6 • Ward's Science $29.33 3 $87.99
SINGLE LENS FOLDING MAGNIFIER 5X • Ward's Science $5.23 15 $78.45
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
SPONGE CELLUL 6.25X3.25X1 • Ward's Science $3.09 20 $61.80
Sharpie Accent Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 12/pk (25053) • Staples Advantage $9.79 6 $58.74
MOTOR ELECTRIC 1.5-3V • Ward's Science $3.87 15 $58.05
Staples Pencil Case With Zipper, Assorted Colors • Staples Advantage $2.49 20 $49.80
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 10 $39.90
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
CUP 9OZ PLASTIC W LID TRANSLUC PK25 • Ward's Science $5.36 5 $26.80
ALKALINE ULTRAPRO RECLOSABLE 9V 12-PACK • Ward's Science $22.53 1 $22.53
SIZE AA 1.5V ALKALINE BATTERY • Ward's Science $2.17 10 $21.70
GLUE GUN LOW TEMP W TWO 7 16 GLUE STICKS • Ward's Science $18.28 1 $18.28
MINIATURE LED LIGHTS 3.2V 25MA PK 10 • Ward's Science $16.92 1 $16.92
STICK CRAFT COUNTING PK500 • Ward's Science $8.08 2 $16.16
10 WASHERS- 200 PACK • Ward's Science $10.29 1 $10.29
SPOOL WOODEN 7 8 X 1-1 8 DIAMETER • Ward's Science $0.65 15 $9.75
SEED TOMATO VIABLE RUTGERS 602MG • Ward's Science $2.98 1 $2.98
SEED CARROT 30G • Ward's Science $2.98 1 $2.98
SEEDS WATERMELON 4.9 G • Ward's Science $2.91 1 $2.91
GLUE STICK ALL TEMP 7 16X4IN PK6. • Ward's Science $1.87 1 $1.87

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