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Ms. Ruttschaw from Cincinnati OH is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sense-sational Science

My students need materials like owl pellets, science specific games, models, and other materials to make our science labs hands-on for every child.

  • $696 goal

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My Students

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. The best way for them to stay curious is to give them as many hands-on experiences as possible.

My science classes are very active and I strive to provide hands-on instruction to help meet their needs and get them to pass the state standardized tests while enjoying what they are learning.

Because of the high level of poverty in my school district, many of my students have not had the opportunity to visit museums, travel, or had the life experiences that help them to understand the abstract science concepts they are expected to learn in the 4th and 5th grades.

My Project

By adding the games and activities from this project, my students will be able to work in small groups. My students will have a concrete understanding of basic electrical circuits, how day and night/seasons occur, and the interconnectedness of plants and animals. Not only will they achieve higher test scores, but will have a lifelong understanding of these ideas that will lead them to be better critical thinkers in all areas of their lives.

After completing these activities, my students will be better able to explain core science concepts.

These materials will also allow us more opportunities for STEM projects. The nature of the materials will also make the learning they are doing more fun and more successful because of a higher level of participation from ALL of my students.

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

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.92 50 $146.00
DayNight Globe • Nasco $76.46 1 $76.46
Hand Boiler • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.65 5 $38.25
A Demo A Day Chemical Demonstration Book • Nasco $36.13 1 $36.13
Curriculum Mastery Owl & Owl Pellet Flip Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.30 1 $33.30
AmazonBasics C Cell Everyday Alkaline Batteries (12-Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Worm Vue Wonders • Nasco $26.99 1 $26.99
Totally Gross Science Game • Nasco $20.83 1 $20.83
Permoplast Modeling Clay 1lb. Pkg • Nasco $4.04 5 $20.20
Alginate Worm Connection Kit • Nasco $15.26 1 $15.26
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48-Pack) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Predator The Forest Food Chain Game • Nasco $11.01 1 $11.01
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36-Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
AmazonBasics 9 Volt Everyday Alkaline Batteries (8-Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Friction Rods Set of 4 • Nasco $8.93 1 $8.93
Friction Pads Set of 4 • Nasco $8.37 1 $8.37

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