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Ms. Morrell from Milwaukee WI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Wonders of the World!

My students need science materials, such as games, tubes and magnetic wands, that will let them experience the butterfly and plant life cycles, magnetism, heat sensors, viscosity, waves, habitats and more!

  • $538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The current science curriculum that has been adopted by my district is rather dry. Young children find science to be truly magical. I want to balance teaching science with keeping the wonder alive and adding a sense of mystery to what we do in science class.

My students love to be magicians.

Earlier this year we were studying how to make secondary colors. At parent teacher conferences I asked the children to tell their parents what we had been learning in science. They were all able to describe the process well and with flourish proclaim themselves to be magicians. It was wonderful. They want to have more opportunities to create magic! Most of my students come from a background of being economically disadvantaged. Going to Discovery World is not an option for most of my student's families. School is the place where many of my students will experience the larger world.

My Project

The resources that I am requesting will expand my students sense of wonder. These supplies will give me the opportunity to let the children experience on a small scale such things as making waves, fountains, tornadoes, and secondary colors. My students will get to have multiple experiences with magnetism, viscosity, heat sensors, and the life cycle of vegetables and butterflies. In order to fall in love with science the children need materials that they can hold in their hands and manipulate. They need to use their senses to experience the process in order to learn it well.

Children learn by experiencing the world around them.

Young children are like sponges ready to absorb all the information that is given to them. If it is juicy information they will absorb it quickly. If it dry and uninspired the absorption rate is next to nil. These resources are materials that the children will want to return to again and again. The materials that I have requested will provide long lasting, process orientated lessons, that will be highly engaging for my students.

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Ms. Morrell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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28 donors28 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CC766 - Color-Changing Touch Squares - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
RJ200 - Magnet Discovery Board • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
GC442 - Iron Filing Discovery Disks - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
Dynamo Torch • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.28 1 $10.28
GG359 - Sort & Match Animal Homes Game • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
FF911 - Life Cycle Science Stamps • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
TT696 - Plants Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
Fizzy Foam Science • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Shapes and Colors Discovery Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.58 1 $14.58
Magnetic Wands - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.42 1 $9.42
Root Vue Farm Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.34 1 $28.34
Science File Folder Games - Grades K-1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.36 1 $34.36
MAGNET MARBLES 100-PK ----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $15.95 1 $15.95
Butterfly Garden Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Fountain Connection & Tornado Tube • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.70 1 $7.70
LC735 - Lakeshore Color Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LM615 - Lakeshore Liquid Discovery Tubes • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95

Materials cost

$397.55

Vendor shipping charges

$18.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$456.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.64

Total project goal

$537.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.58

28 Donors

-$524.87

Donations toward project cost

-$456.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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