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Mrs. Smith from Dalhart TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Lab Tools To Promote Hands-On Learning

My students need science lab equipment (clips, mirrors, prisms, etc.) for hands on learning experiences.

  • $485 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school is a title 1 school, elementary students in our district qualify for free breakfast. More than half of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch.Some of my students are ESL students and I have a number of special needs students.

Our community is full of hard working parents and grandparents.

They want the best for their children and their education. There are several of our students that have not been exposed to rich learning experiences such as zoos and discovery centers. This is where my teaching partner and I come in, we are charged with providing some of these experiences for our students.

My Project

I moved to Fifth grade science this summer and I could quickly tell that I didn't have all of the materials that are basic items for most labs. I went to my team teacher and learned that she had fewer supplies than I did in my room. The supplies that I have asked for will help our team teach tough scientific concepts using tools.

Several students come to us with learning gaps.

Our district is a title one district. Fifth grade students in Texas have a STAAR exam in science, as well as reading and math. I will use this lab equipment and supplies for experiments. These supplies will allow me to divide the class into smaller groups. We have units in science that include energy, weather and earth's changes, just to mention a few.

I am especially short on resources to teach the weather unit. I will use the weather items to track weather. At the end of the unit, I am planning on the students using acquired knowledge to produce and star in a weather broadcast. This equipment will be used by approximately 120 students, throughout the school year.

Any support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for considering our need for supplies a worthy project.

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Friction on an Inclined Plane • Nasco $34.43 2 $68.86
Weather Tracker • Nasco $29.33 2 $58.66
Student Grades Forks Set of 13 • Nasco $25.16 2 $50.32
Anemometer • Nasco $19.93 2 $39.86
Refraction Block • Nasco $6.42 4 $25.68
Habitat Learning Chart Combo Pack • Nasco $11.65 2 $23.30
Set of 3 Acrylic Prisms • Nasco $9.48 2 $18.96
Meteorology Bulletin Board Set • Nasco $9.05 2 $18.10
Ecosystems Teaching Poster Set • Nasco $8.46 2 $16.92
Plastic Mirrors • Nasco $2.72 4 $10.88
Mirror Clips • Nasco $5.27 2 $10.54

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