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  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Marosi
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Second Graders Need Help Bringing Their Plant Unit To Life

My students need science materials to go along with our unit on plants including seeds, posters, and unusual real plants.

My Students

My classroom is full of future scientists, including potential botanists. We need more hands-on scientific specimens that can excite my students and encourage them to stay in school and pursue careers in science.

My students are wonderful second graders.

Our school is located in a high poverty immigrant community in California. The parents of most of my students have never finished high school and my students will hopefully be the first ones in their families to go to college. My classroom consists primarily of students who are learning English as a second language. I also mainstream deaf and hard of hearing students and learning disabled students in my all inclusive classroom.

My Project

These materials will enable my students to really experience the science lessons they are reading about in their science books. My students will be able to use hand magnifiers to examine, describe, and compare each of the seeds and plants that they are learning about. The sunflower seeds will allow each of my students to plant and observe their own flower as it grows in our classroom. The seed dispersal kit will allow my students to examine the seeds that are talked about in their science book. They will actually be able to do experiments to observe how these seeds have the ability to move. My students will be able to spend their free time looking at the different types of plants and seeds on display in my classroom. I also help teach science to the other two second grade classes so all the 2nd graders at my school will benefit from these materials.

My students love science!

I try to make my science lessons exciting by bringing their science lessons to life so all students can be exposed to the science curriculum. I want my students to be able to see the seeds and unusual plants that most of them have only seen pictures of in their science books. I want this project to help inspire my student's imagination and positively influence many of these students to stay in school and pursue careers in science.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MIMOSA, 3/PK EA • Frey Scientific $26.82 1 $26.82
LIVE MATERIAL CHARGE • Frey Scientific $22.00 1 $22.00
Seed Dispersal Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.53 1 $18.53
CARN PLANTS-VENUS FLY TRAP EA • Frey Scientific $12.33 1 $12.33
PLANT, PITCHER PLANT (SARRACENIA) • Frey Scientific $9.45 1 $9.45
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS-SUNDEW EA • Frey Scientific $8.69 1 $8.69
SEED SUNFLOWER - 7.6G - APPROX 60/PACK • Frey Scientific $1.58 2 $3.16
Parts of a Plant Chart • Teachers' School Supply $2.49 1 $2.49
The Life Cycle of a Plant Chartlet • Teachers' School Supply $2.49 1 $2.49

Materials cost

$105.96

Vendor shipping charges

$12.29

State sales tax

$9.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$159.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.15

Total project goal

$187.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$187.69

6 Donors

-$177.69

Donations toward project cost

-$151.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.65

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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