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Mrs. Nolan from Spartanburg SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scientists In The Making Need Supplies

My students need science items, such as thermometers, magnets, rain gauge, wind vane, measuring cups, eye droppers, and other basic science supplies to help them learn.

  • $225 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Science can be so much fun with a hands-on approach! Do you remember how boring it was to sit in Science class hearing lectures? My students are tired of hearing me talk. They are ready to get their hands messy and start discovering how it feels to be a real scientist with real tools!

My students have special needs and are in a self-contained classroom.

Many of them are visual learners who need real hands-on experiences to process the information I am teaching. They are a very sweet group of children who are eager to learn. I just came into this classroom in January. The students were in one classroom with 15 other students (34 total) and the principal decided to split the class. However, they could not find a teacher. A long-term substitute was hired from October-January. After finishing my masters degree in special education I decided to apply and was hired immediately. Since this classroom was added later in the year, we received the short end of the stick on materials. I am hoping to create an exciting atmosphere where the students will flourish and grow!

My Project

With these materials, the doors to the science world will be wide open. My students did not have a science curriculum until I went scouring through the book room to find one. I have found many wonderful science lessons on various websites and am excited to try them with my students. Our standards include weather, motion, plants, and earth materials. I want to create a weather station where they can observe, explore, and predict the weather each day. I want to teach them how to use the thermometers indoors and outdoors. I want to explore rocks, minerals, and soil with the sand sifter and magnifying glasses. I want to create a rock journal and have students bring in various rocks, minerals, and soil samples they find. I want to teach them about the force of motion using the car and slope. I want them to explore how much fun magnets can be. My students will learn so many wonderful concepts by using these hands-on materials.

Any donation to this project will be a huge help!

My students do not have any science materials other than a bug collection I started last year, and tons of science books to read. They are lacking the hands-on exploration that makes science so much fun. Remember how excited you were when you went into class and saw the old t-shirts on your desk and all of the lab materials set out? You knew it was going to be an exciting day while you experimented with different concepts. By making a donation you will help my students become more knowledagble in science as well as learn valuable everyday life lessons. Thank you so much for considering donating to our project and know you will put huge smiles on these children's faces.

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

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL158 - Super Sand Sifters • Lakeshore Learning $16.99 1 $16.99
GAUGE RAIN 6'' • Frey Scientific, Inc. $13.46 1 $13.46
RE313 - Lakeshore Liquid Measurement Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
TR282 - Giant Thermometer • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
LA446 - Super-Safe Eyedroppers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning $4.99 1 $4.99
HH223 - Can Do! Motion Discovery Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
HH222 - Can Do! Magnets Discovery Kit - Pre K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
ROCK KIT STUDENT COLLECTION SET OF 40 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $4.95 1 $4.95
WEATHERVANE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $17.96 1 $17.96
THERMOMETER FAHRENHEIT/EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $2.66 2 $5.32

Materials cost

$143.63

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$10.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$190.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.69

Total project goal

$224.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$224.60

6 Donors

-$102.29

Donations toward project cost

-$86.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.34

Matching donations from our partners

-$122.31

Match offers toward project cost

-$103.96

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.35

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$0.00

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