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Mrs. Farley from Sacramento CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science is Fun!

My students need Science resources such literature, DVDs, magnets, and a microscope to enhance their learning and excitement of third grade Science.

  • $536 goal

This project expired on July 10, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My student's enthusiasm for Science is infectious! They get inspired from reading, exploring and doing Science experiments. We are raising trout eggs, a tortoise, and planting a wheelbarrow garden, in our classroom as special projects. I love it when my students are excited about learning!

Our school is a Title 1 school with 100% of the students on free/reduce breakfast and lunch.

The after school Academy program also offers free dinner for the students. The neighborhood is an older neighborhood with family-oriented families. Our school is one of the oldest schools in the district but has been maintained fairly well. Our staff is dedicated to working cohesively with a focus towards offering the best education for our students. We recently won an award for our program we have to encourage excellent behavior expectations of our students. We have an active PTO that supports several activities for our school. A local Optimist Organization has been a wonderful support to our school for many years, as well as local businesses.

My Project

My students will be able to enrich their learning of Science by adding the literature books to support their learning of Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences. It is expected that they work on several research papers throughout the year and these resources will also help support that. The magnets and literature will help my students with their Science Fair projects that they want to work on. The students have requested a microscope to help them learn the difference between Solids, Liquids, and Gases. They also want to study different kinds of plant cells. The literature and DVDs will help them explore about our solar system.

The requested donations will go a long way to help my students gain a better understanding of Science and the world around them.

They are excited about learning which is evident by the frequent Perfect Attendance awards our class wins. I want to encourage their wonderful learning by enhancing their experience through these, much appreciated, donations. Thank you so very much for your support of my students.

Mrs. Farley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope M100C-LED 40x-1000x All-Metal Student Cordless LED Field Biological Compound Microscope with All Optical Glass Lenses • Amazon $79.98 1 $79.98
Magnets and more 24 piece set by toysmith • Amazon $8.29 3 $24.87
Uncle Milton Moon In My Room • Amazon $19.74 1 $19.74
If You Decide To Go To The Moon • Amazon $14.82 1 $14.82
Prehistoric Actual Size • Amazon $14.42 1 $14.42
Dem Bones (Avenues) • Amazon $12.93 1 $12.93
One Giant Leap • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
2 Alnico Bar Magnets • Amazon $12.11 1 $12.11
Volcano & Earthquake • Amazon $11.68 1 $11.68
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) • Amazon $10.03 1 $10.03
Planets • Amazon $9.81 1 $9.81
Dem Bones and more sing-along stories • Amazon $9.77 1 $9.77
What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon $4.69 2 $9.38
Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
A Drop Around the World • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Dowling Magnets Iron Filings • Amazon $7.66 1 $7.66
Dowling Magnets North/South Bar Magnet • Amazon $7.66 1 $7.66
Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water? (Wells of Knowledge Science) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
The Moon Book • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Change It!: Solids, Liquids, Gases and You (Primary Physical Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
States of Matter: A Question and Answer Book (Questions and Answers: Physical Science) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
The Sun • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Jurassic Poop: What Dinosaurs (and Others) Left Behind • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Digging Up Dinosaurs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
What Makes Day and Night (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Moon Seems to Change (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Archaeologists Dig for Clues (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Energy Makes Things Happen (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Fossils Tell of Long Ago (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04
Solids, Liquids, And Gases (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04
What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.04 1 $4.04

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