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Mrs. Craver from New Prt Rchy FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Materials For My STEM Classroom

My students need a set of science activity tubs and an owl pellet kit so they can conduct hands-on science experiments.

  • $733 goal

This project expired on November 5, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius

My students are all very unique, but one factor that they all have in common is a desire to learn.

I teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to two different classes of fourth and fifth graders in a Title 1 school in Pasco County, Florida. 76% of the students in my school receive free or reduced lunch. 54% of students are working below grade level in Mathematics and 58% of students are working below grade level in Science. The traditional classroom setting has not worked for many of the students in my school and that is why I am piloting a new classroom environment next year – the Learner Active Technology-Infused Classroom based on Nancy Sulla’s book “Students Taking Charge.” This innovative learning environment focuses on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. I want to empower students through problem-based learning and differentiation, where students pose questions and actively seek answers.

My Project

I am requesting Learning Science Activity Tubs and Owl Pellet Discoveries Kit so my students will have opportunities to conduct hands-on experiments. Each kit includes experiment cards involving activities based on national science standards that students can work on in small cooperative groups at their own pace. In my school there is little funding available for materials that help encourage scientific inquiry, and the biggest obstacle I face as a STEM teacher is the cost of purchasing the materials needed for experiments for two different classes. These kits contain all the materials for students to complete each experiment and explore the concepts in depth—including light bulbs, a static electricity tube, thermometers, beakers, spring scale, levers, ramps, carts, measuring tape, stopwatches, microscopes and slides, and 3-D models of body systems, real rock samples and erosion trays, and an Earth/moon rotation model.

By helping provide these science kits for my students, you will help me have the resources needed to engage students in hands-on experiments.

Students will take ownership of their learning so they can achieve at high levels and meet the rigorous requirements of our science standards.

Mrs. Craver
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD350X - Learning Science Activity Tubs - Gr. 4-6 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $499.00 1 $499.00
Owl Pellet Discoveries Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $77.35 1 $77.35

Materials cost

$576.35

Vendor shipping charges

$7.74

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$622.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.90

Total project goal

$732.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$732.64

9 Donors

-$569.90

Donations toward project cost

-$510.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.93

match offer

-$131.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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