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Mrs. T. from Hawthorne CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Is Everywhere!

Help me give my students the materials they need to create and present Science projects in the classroom.

  • $1,332 goal

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My Students

My fifth-grade students are eager to learn! They are enrolled in a dual-immersion program in Hawthorne, California. They started the program in Kindergarten and are starting their sixth year in the program. They are fluent in English and Spanish.

Our elementary school is a title 1 school.

Most students receive a free or reduced price lunch, based on their socioeconomic status. Regardless of their socioeconomic status, my students are creative, intelligent and are improving every day. They need to be challenged and taken out of their comfort zone. Many students are really shy, but I believe that learning about science, writing about and presenting their findings will provide encouragement and raise their self-esteem.

My Project

I teach at a Title 1 elementary school. Unfortunately, my students do not even have the basic supplies and resources they need to perform simple science experiments in the classroom. I have purchased supplies for them myself, but we are still in need of many items. For example, our classroom would greatly benefit from a microscope and slides. Some of my students have said that they have never looked through a microscope. They are an eager bunch and I know that they will truly enjoy learning about science through the use of microscope.

I love seeing my students’ expressions when they have understood a concept in science.

Their faces light up and they are enthusiastic to share their findings. We need supplies (such as colored cardstock paper, markers, colored pencils, scissors, ink for our printer, etc.) so that students are able to display the results of their experiments. I want to create a lifelong love of learning about science, and hopefully even encourage students to pursue a field in science as their profession.

Mrs. T.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP N9K27AN#140 952 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 Cartridges (N9K27AN) • Amazon Business $62.89 3 $188.67
HP 952XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (F6U19AN) for HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 8702 8710 8715 8720 8725 8730 8740 • Amazon Business $43.89 2 $87.78
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope • Amazon Business $83.99 1 $83.99
Crayola BIN588200 Ultra-Clean Washable Markers Classpack, Broad Line, 8 Colors, Pack of 200 • Amazon Business $48.40 1 $48.40
Westcott School Scissor Caddy with 24 Pointed 5" Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection • Amazon Business $23.49 2 $46.98
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 36 Sets 8 Count Vibrant Colors 288 Total Perfect Large Pack for Teachers, Kids and Classrooms • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
HP 952XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (F6U19AN) for HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 8702 8710 8715 8720 8725 8730 8740 • Amazon Business $43.50 1 $43.50
Utheing Professional Office A2 A3 B4 A4 B5 A5 B6 B7 Paper Cutter Guillotine Trimmer Machine Durable Accurate • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Crayola BIN8024 Colored Pencil Classpack, 12 Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $33.85 1 $33.85
Westcott School Scissor Caddy and Kids Scissors With Anti-microbial Protection, 24 Scissors and 1 Caddy, 5-Inch Blunt (14756) • Amazon Business $31.69 1 $31.69
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers, Black, (80001) (2 Dozen) • Amazon Business $12.38 2 $24.76
Xubox Pointed-Round Paintbrush Set, 10 Pieces Round Pointed Tip Nylon Hair Artist Detail Paint Brushes Set for Fine Detailing & Art Painting, Acrylic Watercolor Oil, Nail Art, Miniature Painting, Blue • Amazon Business $4.74 5 $23.70
Glad Zipper Food Storage Plastic Bags - Gallon - 50 Count - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Expo Dry Erase Marker (1974662) • Amazon Business $10.12 2 $20.24
Wise Bird Glitter Tape Sparkle Tape Shiny Rainbow Assorted Color Masking Tape Sticky Adhesive DIY Tape, Crafts Gift Tape for School Office Home Decoration and Kid projects 32ft/roll, Set of 20-G40 • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
My First Lab PS72 Prepared Slide Kit (Box of 24 Slides/72 Specimens) • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Fancii Precision Craft Knife Set 16 Pieces - Professional Razor Sharp Knives for Art, Hobby, Scrapbooking and Sculpture – Includes Stencil, Fine Point, Scoring, Chiseling Blades • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Food Coloring Liqua-Gel - 12 Color Variety Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) Bottles • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
DCWV Cardstock Stack, Value Pack, Assorted Solid Colors, Smooth, 102 Sheets (6 each), 12 x 12 inches • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Hefty Slider Plastic Food Storage Bags (Quart, 184 Count) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
90 Tube - 13x100mm Clear Plastic Test Tube Set with Caps and Rack - Karter Scientific 207D3 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Roylco Double Colored Card Stock, 8" x 9", Assorted Colors, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
[100 Pack - 16 oz.] Crystal Clear PET Plastic Cups • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pure Borax Powder 2 lb. (32 oz.) Resealable Container with Scoop, All-Natural Multipurpose Cleaner, Detergent Booster, Make Slime (2 lb (32 oz)) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Charles Leonard Double Bevel, Metal Edged Wood Ruler, 12 Inches, Natural, 36-Pack (77120) • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Cut Resistant Gloves By FORTEM - Level 5 Protection | Food Grade | EN388 Certified | Safety Cutting Gloves For Hand Protection in Kitchen (Medium 2 Pair) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil (130 Square Foot Roll) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
300 Pcs Pipe Cleaners - Craft Supplies Chenille Stem by BellaBetty (6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pacon PAC6555 Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 72 Count (46407-01) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Vivifying 656 Feet 3Ply Cotton Bakers Twine, Food Safe Cooking String for Tying Meat, Making Sausage (White) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
EXPO 86601 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count, Includes 5 Color Flag Set • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
3 PCS Professional Magnetic Staple Remover Puller Rubberized Staples Remover Staple Removal Tool For School Office Home • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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