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Mr. Tomizawa from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Is Not a Mystery!

My students need 2 classroom memberships to teacher resource, Mystery Science.

  • $294 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a diverse neighborhood. They are all eager learners despite the many challenges they may face. They come from diverse backgrounds, both economically and culturally. I am proud to say our school is all inclusive, and we celebrate the diversity of our students to the max.

Many of our families are first and second generation immigrant families who are new to the country, planting seeds for their own success and for future generations to come.

Education is a top priority, regardless. Invest in our future! We will all benefit!

My Project

With Mystery Science, children will stay curious and inquire even more. Young children love to ask questions. They’re naturally curious about the world: “Why does it get cold in the winter?” “Why do we need to cook our food?” “Why are flowers so colorful?” The sad fact is, by the time most children reach middle or high school, they've lost this curiosity. Science class rarely focuses on helping children investigate their questions. Instead, it becomes a vocabulary class where children memorize science words and definitions. Children learn that their questions are not important so they stop asking them.

With Mystery Science, I believe that if you take a child’s questions seriously and help them to investigate, their natural curiosity will develop into a scientific perspective on the world.

This ability to think scientifically is fundamental to any career or subject a child chooses to pursue as an adult. It's the ability to look at a question or problem, systematically investigate and collect evidence, and come to an independent conclusion.

Mr. Tomizawa
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Membership • Mystery Science $99.00 2 $198.00

Materials cost

$198.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$249.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.96

Total project goal

$293.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.05

7 Donors

-$197.23

Donations toward project cost

-$176.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.58

Matching donations from our partners

-$85.22

Match offers toward project cost

-$72.44

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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