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Ms. Showell from Lithonia GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science for the Great Explorer!

Help me give my students a detailed solar planetarium that will assist them in their solar learning.

  • $276 goal

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My Students

I have 25 students in my title 1 school classroom. Many of the students come from a low income, single parent home base community. However, they are so eager to learn, but need more hands-on resources that could benefit them tremendously.

My students love a good adventure and crave such excitement across the curriculum, it would be the greatest thing to ever happen if they were provided their needs.

When I think of my class I find myself hoping for the best. I am an optimistic teacher who loves to laugh and teach experiences. I provide to them with all my heart and sometimes a little help is all I need.

My Project

My students would greatly benefit from the variety of physical and environmental science materials that I am requesting. They love a good adventure, but we as a school are not resourced with the items needed to truly create that memorable learning experience for them.

My class will be most appreciative after experiencing sand, solar planetariums and magnetic adventures in their scientific learning.

Science is so important because it unlocks dendrite in their brains which helps them to retain information. This project based learning will help them to connect real world life experiences. I look forward to their great smiling faces after each hands-on activity that we will experience after this project is completed.

Ms. Showell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Uncle Milton In My Room Star Planetarium Tabletop Light Projector With Night Light • Amazon Business $42.53 1 $42.53
Smithsonian Optics Room Planetarium and Dual Projector Science Kit, Black/Blue • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Light Stax Illuminated Building Blocks - 50-Piece Creative Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Smithsonian NSI 3D Hanging/Glowing Solar System • Amazon Business $21.45 1 $21.45
Kinetic Sand Beach Sand Kingdom Playset with 3lbs of Beach Sand, for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Kinetic Sand The One Only Sandcastle Set 1lb Sand, Molds Tools (Colors Vary) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
4M Solar System Planetarium • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Creative Hobbies Ceramic Industrial Magnets -11/16 Inch (.709) Round Disc - 3/16" THICK (.198" or 5mm) - Ferrite Magnets Bulk for Crafts, Science&hobbies - Grade 5-100 pcs/box! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand Sand Tray - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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