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Ms. Williams from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science, Technology, and Engineering, Oh My!

My students need access to STEM focused books like Gravity and Energy. They also need STEM toys like Zoob models and a Q-Ba-Maze Big Box to provide them with hands-on experiences.

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My Students

Do you remember the natural curiosity you had as a child about the world around you? Well, my students are brimming with curiosity and questions about science, technology, history, and engineering.

The students in our school are eager to grow and learn.

This is a very diverse school, with students coming from a variety of backgrounds. Sixty-eight percent of students qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. These students are hard working and strive to always do their best!

My Project

My students need books and hands-on manipulatives. They need access to STEM focused books like Gravity and Energy. They also need STEM toys like Zoob models and a Q-Ba-Maze Big Box to provide them with hands-on experiences. Manipulatives, such as math puzzles and engineering toys will give tactile and visual learners an additional way to learn. Nonfiction science and math books are critical to enhance our classroom library. The requested books will help us to integrate Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core ELA standards. My students will use the nonfiction texts to support our units throughout the school year. The blending of both of these nonfiction books and manipulatives will open a world of discovery for my students. Together we will research, discover, and grow as lifelong learners. We will use these in our different science units throughout the year, which include: inventors, bridge building, geology, plants and seeds, technology of ancient civilizations, force and motion and more. This project will provide the tools for our entire year of science!

This project will enhance my students literacy through the topics of science, math, engineering, and history.

With science and engineering building models we will explore concepts as a class with these engaging materials. With the fulfillment of this project, learning and great ideas will be realized and as Dr. Seuss said, "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MindWare Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 Mega Stunt Set • Amazon $62.99 1 $62.99
MindWare Q-Ba-Maze Big Box • Amazon $37.95 1 $37.95
ZOOB 0Z11075 ZOOB 75 Moving Mind-Building Modeling System, Assorted Colors, 75-Pieces • Amazon $18.97 2 $37.94
MindWare Q-Ba-Maze Big Box • Amazon $37.19 1 $37.19
Q-BA-MAZE 2.0 Zoom Stunt Set by Mindware • Amazon $17.68 1 $17.68
Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Toysmith Galaxy Kinetic Art Science Kit • Amazon $13.12 1 $13.12
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2 (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
ThinkFun Gordians Knot • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas • Amazon $11.63 1 $11.63
Electro-Optix KT7 KleerTemp Window Thermometer • Amazon $11.15 1 $11.15
National Geographic Kids United States Atlas • Amazon $10.80 1 $10.80
Bridges: Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test (Kaleidoscope Kids) • Amazon $10.68 1 $10.68
Mistakes That Worked • Amazon $8.63 1 $8.63
The World's Most Amazing Bridges (Landmark Top Tens) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Gravity (True Books: Physical Science) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Moon (True Books: Space) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Statue of Liberty (True Books) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Energy (True Books) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Planet Saturn (True Books) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Asia (New True Books: Geography) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Stars (True Books) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Planet Venus (True Books) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Mercury (True Books) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Meteor Showers (True Books: Space) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Planet Jupiter (New True Books: Space) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Galaxies (True Books: Space) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
The Moon (New True Books: Space) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Planet Neptune (True Books) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Planet Uranus (New True Books: Space) • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Ancient China (True Books) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
The Ancient Maya (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Explorers of North America (True Books: American History) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
The Inca Empire (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Black Holes (True Books) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
The Aztec Empire (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
U.S. Landforms (True Books: U.S. Regions) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
North America (New True Books: Geography) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Ancient Greece (True Books: Ancient Civilizations) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Paleontology: The Study of Prehistoric Life (True Books: Earth Science) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Antarctica (New True Books: Geography) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Australia and Oceania (True Books) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
South America (True Books) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Geology: The Study of Rocks (True Books: Earth Science) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
Europe (True Books) • Amazon $5.68 1 $5.68
What Makes a Tornado Twist?: And Other Questions about Weather (Good Question!) • Amazon $5.35 1 $5.35
The Seven Continents (Rookie Read-About Geography) • Amazon $4.86 1 $4.86

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