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Ms. Zaruba from Shenandoah IA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Exploration Center

My students need Can Do! Science Discovery Kits and a Sink or Float Exploration Kit.

  • $226 goal

This project expired on October 29, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many kids are attending schools that do not have enough materials to fully give children the chance of exploration. The focus is usually on reading and math with little emphasis with science. I hope that with your help my students will understand cause and effect and science exploration.

I work with a variety of students with different abilities.

We have a fully inclusive preschool classroom to include both students with and without learning disabilities. We are also an area with a high poverty rate. I have found that my children learn best from each other and with the use of inclusion it gives the students an opportunity to learn from each other. My preschoolers are full of life and love to do science experiments. I take anything I can and help them learn through the use of doing activities. My students generally leave the preschool classroom with great knowledge and remember all of the great things that were done in the classroom.

My Project

With your help we will be able to continue to serve these children and expose them to many different things that they have not been exposed to. With the use of the Can Do Science Discovery Kit our activities will give the kids the understanding of cause and effect which can benefit them in real life decisions that they make with this skill. They will able to understand predictions and that we are not always right with our predictions with the Sink or Float Exploration Kit.

I am so glad that my sister told me about this website because it proves that people truly do care about education and how they can help students.

I use many of my own resources to provide items for my classroom to help build a learning rich environment to provide children with a safe and pleasant learning atmosphere. I am glad that people are willing to donate materials that are needed to help build the future of our children.

Ms. Zaruba
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH225X - Can Do! Science Discovery Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $99.00 1 $99.00
LC1011 - Sink or Float Exploration Kit • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

Materials cost

$148.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$196.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.34

Total project goal

$225.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.72

2 Donors

-$225.72

Donations toward project cost

-$196.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.34

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$0.00

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