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Mrs. M. from Union KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Classroom Library Part 2

My students need science classroom library of 29 books such as "World Without Us" to see that science can be interesting.

  • $521 goal

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I teach biology at a brand new high school in Kentucky. We were added due to overcrowding at the other three high schools in the district. We literally are starting from scratch. The district does not have money to buy the non-essentials due to budget cuts at the state level.

First, my students don't see how science impacts their life. They can't see how reading about science can be entertaining. Second, my school's library has mostly bare shelves. If I get them to read, where are the books for them to check out?

I think that having science-related books that are aimed at teens will show them that reading about science doesn't have to be boring. This worked at my previous school, but the books were bought with department money, so they had to stay there. These books will be available in my classroom and will benefit students for years to come.

Please give my students the chance to see that science is relevant and fun. Help teach my students that reading can be entertaining. Lifelong readers start here!

Mrs. M.
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Streams of Babel Carol Plum-Ucci • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
Silent Spring Rachel Carson, Edward O. Wilson, Edward O. Wilson (Afterword), Edward Osborne Wilson (Afterword), Linda Lear (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
The Lost World Michael Crichton • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Hot Zone Richard Preston • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Genesis Code Christopher Forrest • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Genesis Code John Case • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Fever 1793 Laurie Halse Anderson, Lori Earley • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Double Helix Nancy Werlin • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Death's Acre Bill M. Bass, Jon Jefferson, Foreword by Patricia D. Cornwell • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Code Orange Caroline B. Cooney • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Mary Roach • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Gem X Nicky Singer • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Cobra Event Richard Preston • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Brave New World Aldous Huxley • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
The Giver Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Exchange Student Kate Gilmore • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
The Last Days Scott Westerfeld • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Peeps Scott Westerfeld • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year-History of the Human Body Neil Shubin • Barnes and Noble $19.20 1 $19.20
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
World Without Us Alan Weisman • Barnes and Noble $19.96 1 $19.96
Unwind Neal Shusterman • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Survival of the Sickest Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince, With Jonathan Prince • Barnes and Noble $23.35 1 $23.35
The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being Nena Baker • Barnes and Noble $21.60 1 $21.60
Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
A Little Fate Nora Roberts • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary E. Pearson • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56

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