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Ms. ContrerasChavez from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Texts Needed

Help me give my students nonfiction texts to read about our science topics.

  • $1,204 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day my students walk into my classroom eager to learn. They are readers, writers, mathematicians, historians, and scientists. Through challenges, my students are learning to think critically. There are many ways my students love to learn, from books and teachers to technology and even through each other. They are dedicated, hard working students, excited for their next adventure at school.

They come from different backgrounds and cultures, but we are a community centered around learning.

We are learning to think critically and expand our horizons every day in the third grade.

My Project

A classroom can never have too many books, especially nonfiction. My students love to read and they love science. I want to blend these two loves together. Through the TIMES for Kids and Super Science readers from Scholastic, my students will be able to read nonfiction texts on current events. This will help keep my students engaged in their reading and learning.

My scientists love to read.

The individual titles that I have selected are based on the new Next Generation Science Standards. I have just begun to implement these standards in my classroom, but need more text to support the investigations. Textbooks provided by the publishers can be very basic and not interesting to students.

I have also selected some teacher resource for teaching reading and writing to better be able to support my students in the area of nonfiction.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SuperScience, Grades 3 - 6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 3–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.49 25 $187.25
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 25 $112.50
Let's Explore Physical Science Grades 2-3, 10-Book Set • AKJ Education $65.63 1 $65.63
NGSS Grade 3 - Earth's Systems (8 Books) • AKJ Education $52.74 1 $52.74
The Writing Strategies Book : Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • AKJ Education $42.75 1 $42.75
The Reading Strategies Book Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers: With 300 Strategies • AKJ Education $41.07 1 $41.07
Teaching Reading in Small Groups • AKJ Education $33.75 1 $33.75
Life Science Grade 3: 5-Book Set • AKJ Education $32.81 1 $32.81
Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life How Plants Bring the Earth to Life • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Fossil Fuels • AKJ Education $19.42 1 $19.42
How the Weather Works A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge - Audio Library Edition Library Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Motion, Magnets and More The Big Book of Primary Physical Science • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
From Seed to Pine Tree Following the Life Cycle • AKJ Education $10.66 1 $10.66
Science Lab • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Life Cycles: Forest • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
What Is Weather? • AKJ Education $9.42 1 $9.42
A Drop Around the World • AKJ Education $8.06 1 $8.06
Adaptation and Survival • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
Environment A World of Change • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Photosynthesis • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Weathering and Erosion • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Life Cycles • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Predicting Earthquakes • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Natural Disasters Through Infographics • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
What Are Earth's Biomes? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Plants in Different Habitats • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Life Cycle of a Flower • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Forces and Motion From Push to Shove • AKJ Education $6.05 1 $6.05
Exploring Heredity • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Reducing Global Warming • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
The Earth-Shaking Facts about Earthquakes with Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Polar Bear, Why Is Your World Melting? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Earthquakes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hurricanes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Experiments With Electricity • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
From Seed to Plant (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Move It! Motion, Forces And You • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Amazing Plants • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Water Cycle • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Experiments in Earth Science and Weather with Toys and Everyday Stuff • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Gravity • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Volcanoes • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Energy Makes Things Happen • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Watch It Grow • AKJ Education $4.29 1 $4.29
Seeds • AKJ Education $4.25 1 $4.25
Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $3.19 1 $3.19
Time For Kids: Earthquakes! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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