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Mrs. Peterson from Smithfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

See One to Be One

Help me give my students a wide variety of children's picture books about scientists and their discoveries.

  • $364 goal

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My Students

I teach 150 middle schoolers (7th and 8th graders) in my building per semester. They have chosen to take technology as an elective. This group includes a wide variety of students, from those identified as gifted and talented, to students identified as special education students who need support with an individual education plan. My experience with them has taught me that they think they are "too cool for school" and usually have to be coerced into learning. Once their interest is piqued, they never cease to amaze me with their ability to learn. They are digital natives and can usually teach me a thing or two.

My students want their education to be relevant and mirror real-life experiences.

I want to give them the opportunity to shine. I want to support all the needs of my students. Together, we are a most excellent team.

My Project

Imagine spending your formative years thinking you could never grow up to do what you've dreamed of doing simply because you never saw any examples of people who looked like you doing the things you wanted to do!

I firmly believe that my students need to "see one to be one".

With this list of pictures books featuring scientists who do not fit the stereo-typical mold to share with my students, I will be able to expose them to the wide variety of people who have made amazing discoveries and significant impacts on society, even though they were not "supposed to like science".

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Marie Curie • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
What Miss Mitchell Saw • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Caroline's Comets: A True Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Look Up with Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Karl's New Beak: 3-D Printing Builds a Bird a Better Life (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books with 4D) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Dr. Jo: How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Exemplary Evidence: Scientists and Their Data • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Richie Doodles: The Brilliance of a Young Richard Feynman (Tiny Thinkers Series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12) • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Clang!: Ernst Chladni's Sound Experiments • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Burn: Michael Faraday's Candle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47

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