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Mrs. Grubbs from Richmond VA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science in Action

Help me give my students the opportunity to see science at work with 4M Clean Water Science and other lab kits.

  • $591 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to teach sixth-grade science at a Title I school. My students are curious, questioning and inventive. Studies have shown that students learn better by "doing" than just by "hearing". My goal is to provide my students with a variety of hands-on stations with each unit we cover in school.

Middle schoolers question the world around them, are deep thinkers and I want to feed their natural curiosity.

Hands-on activities help students connect what teachers say with what students understand. I want to provide fun and engaging experiences that will stick with them way beyond our classroom.

My Project

Students learn best when they can dig in and get involved. My goal is to provide students with as many hands-on experiences as I can to show science in action. Popping popcorn 3 ways to prove conduction, convection, and radiation. "Growing Gummy Bears" to introduce the principals of Scientific Investigation. Making a soda geyser to show chemical change. Experimenting with different candies and their reaction to common acids (to mimic stomach acid). Each of these experiments helps the student connect to the materials I introduce.

Watching their eyes light up when they connect to science- that's what it is all about.

In addition, I also want to provide self-paced stations for our chemistry/atoms, weather, conservation and water units so that students can explore the different principals that we are learning. Having proper school supplies and resources is critical to helping students achieve. Science is alive and active and I want my students to be engaged and inspired.

Mrs. Grubbs
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4M Clean Water Science • Amazon Business $15.98 6 $95.88
LogicLabs Organic Chemistry Model Kit (239 Pieces) - with Starter Guide Atoms and Bonds. Molecular Model Student or Teacher Pack. • Amazon Business $21.35 3 $64.05
SmartLab Toys You-Track-It Weather Lab • Amazon Business $12.00 4 $48.00
Tootsie® Pops Miniatures, 36 Oz. Bag • Amazon Business $12.08 3 $36.24
[TashiBox] 3 oz white paper bath cups, 200 count (200) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Mead Composition Book, 12 Pack of Cute Notebooks, College Ruled paper, Hard Cover 100 sheets (200 Pages) , Pastel Color Notebook • Amazon Business $29.82 1 $29.82
Clear Plastic Cups | 9 Ounce. - 200 Pack | Hard Disposable Cups | Plastic Wine Cups | Plastic Cocktail Glasses | Plastic Drinking Cups | Plastic Party Punch Cups | Bulk Party Cups | Wedding Tumblers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Glow Sticks Bulk Party Favors 100pk - 8" Glow in The Dark Party Supplies, Light Sticks for Neon Party Glow Necklaces and Bracelets for Kids or Adults • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
JOLLY RANCHER Candy Assortment, 46 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Jiffy Pop Butter Popcorn, 4.5 oz (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $18.51 1 $18.51
Haribo Gummi Candy, Goldbears Gummi Candy, 5 Pound Bag • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
orville redenbacher's Tender White Popcorn, 39.40 oz, 12 ct • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
25lb Colorful Magnetic Hooks - 5 Assorted Bright Colors - Strong Powerful Heavy Duty Neodymium Magnet Hooks - Use for Your Refrigerator and Other Magnetic Surfaces(5Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Airheads Bars, Chewy Fruit Taffy Candy, Variety Pack, Back to School for Kids, Non Melting, Party 90 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Be Amazing! Toys Geyser Tube with Caps • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Mentos Chewy Mint Candy Roll, Mint, Party, Non Melting, 1.32 Ounce/14 Pieces (Pack of 15) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
AmazonBasics Dry Erase Markers Board Liquid Spray Cleaner for Whiteboards - 8.5-Ounce, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $2.97 1 $2.97

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