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Ms. Ayers from Huber Heights OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Rules!

My students need science materials to give them hands-on knowledge.

  • $248 goal

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My Students

We are a suburban school district that serves about 550 students from mostly working and middle class backgrounds. Many of our students come to school every day with smiles on their faces and ready to learn. Being at school allows them to focus on something other than what is going on at home, and for many of our students, school is a safe, predictable environment that they thrive in.

With so many things in the lives of my students that are out of their control, school feels like the one place where they can be comfortably themselves.

I want to ensure that all of my students are equipped with the tools they need to be successful in my classroom, and having access to high-quality materials will help my students succeed.

My Project

My students need science materials to help enhance their scientific learning. I am teaching a math/science split class and while I have plenty of math manipulatives at my disposal, it's science materials that I'm needing. My students would benefit from materials like a electric circuit kit to enable them to see how electricity powers lights, and a starter kit of rocks to help them see the difference between metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks. We also need lab tools like thermometers and pipettes so they can accurately measure, whether in Fahrenheit or milliliters. Dry erase boards will also help them visualize strategies and make hypothesis as we experiment.

I believe in the science education strategy of ABC--activity before content.

Students learn best when they get to see and do in addition to watching and listening. When students can explore a concept, they gain important background knowledge that they can refer back to when they go on to learn the reasons behind the why. It is important for students to get as many hands-on experiences in science as they can to enhance their understanding and with these materials, I will be able to nurture a love for science in my students.

Ms. Ayers
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eisco Labs Basic Beginner Circuit Kit For Teaching Series and Parallel Circuits- Switch, (2) 'D' Batteries w/ Holders, (2) Light Holders, (5) Bulbs, Bulk Wire • Amazon Business $12.81 5 $64.05
Geosciences Industries 13357 Introductory Earth Science Classroom Rocks and Minerals Collection • Amazon Business $46.13 1 $46.13
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Board Class Pack - Includes 30 Each 9 x 12 inch Lapboards, Foam/Felt Erasers and Markers (35090) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Learning Resources Student Thermometers • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Basic Essential Bottles 100pcs 3ml Disposable Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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