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  • $700 goal

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Ms. McGowan
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Science Classroom Supplies

My students need science supplies for science class, including kits and items for learning about optics as well as 6 beanbag chairs to make class more comfortable.

My Students

The class room is empty. How can you learn about lights, waves and color without experiencing it firsthand, without equipment like gels and prisms and lights? Color and light are things that are understood better firsthand, rather than online or with traditional texts.

Our students love to learn, but many have not thrived in traditional settings.

Our kids learn through hands-on experiences and mini-mission based projects and technology used along with traditional texts and strategies. Located in Chicago, many of these students don't have the resources they need for school.

My Project

Creating lighting effects, building rainbows and becoming invisible (right, sounds cool?!) are all some of the mini-missions that our students will be doing while learning about light and color, waves and motion. We can't do all that without the color kit, gels and paddles that we ordered. The rulers and protractors as well as the white boards are for math. Beanbag chairs are for daily reading to make the classroom more comfortable for the students.

Our philosophy along with the materials that are unavailable to us (provided by your generosity) will make the learning experience memorable and well understood!

Hands-on provides a deeper understanding, especially in the context of mini-missions. The kids are self-motivated and driven to learn in the context of missions.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT LIGHT AND COLOR EA • School Specialty $130.90 1 $130.90
BOARD WIPE OFF PLAIN 12X18 PACK OF 10 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $37.99 3 $113.97
CHAIR CHILD BEANBAG RED • School Specialty $28.67 2 $57.34
CHAIR CHILD BEANBAG YELLOW • School Specialty $28.67 2 $57.34
CHAIR CHILD'S BLUE BEANBAG CHAIR • School Specialty $28.67 2 $57.34
RULER FINGER GRIP RULER 12'' ASST COLORS - SOLD BY EACH • School Specialty $0.94 30 $28.20
COLOR FILTER SET ST • School Specialty $5.03 5 $25.15
MAGNIFIER 4'' DIAMETER LENS - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.89 10 $18.90
COLOR PADDLES 6 COLORS SET/18 • School Specialty $9.49 1 $9.49
PROTRACTOR MULTI-USE CLEAR - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.46 3 $7.38

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This project will reach 126 students.

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