You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Fournier
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Shhhh! Scientists At Work :)

My students need science materials. Educating our children to become advanced scientific thinkers is necessary for the future of our Earth and all her inhabitants.

My Students

The challenge my students face on a daily basis is have adequate materials to engage in real understanding of the science concepts I am teaching them. Often, they are given only a few tools to conduct science labs and the rest of their understanding comes from text books.

My student attend a school in a high poverty area.

They are a group of 5th grade students who are motivated to learn math and science skills. They look forward to attending my science class and doing the scientific inquiry method. Especially the labs. They work hard on the vocabulary, questions, hypothesis, procedures, conclusions, and data but it is obvious to me that their hearts are really into the labs. My goal is to make the labs more meaningful with materials that enhance the learning process. These materials are important to my students because they tend to make the most academic gains in the math and science areas. I wish you could meet our 5th graders. They are a group of students who require structure, consistency, motivation and, of course, people who care about their academic successes in order for them to succeed. It is important for you to note that they have a wonderful sense of humor and that is why I enjoy every moment with them and work hard to educate them.

My Project

Can you imagine if Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, or Benjamin Franklin had to learn from a text book? Do you think they would be the notable scientists they are today? I think we all know the answer to these questions. I have ordered teacher resource science books, student science books in physical science areas, technology to explain concepts in the physical sciences. I am especially looking forward to the student's reaction to the microscope slides and telescope. Two pieces of equipment they would never have had access to before. I have decorated my classroom with all types of scientific posters, materials, and grouped them by famous scientists. I want them to know how important science is to the future of all man kind. The more resources and materials I provide, the more opportunities they have to learn their role in the scientific world. These materials will make all of us proud of our children. They are all our children. The more they know, the more they'll grow:)

Every teacher believes their projects are necessary and want to motivate their students, but I am especially excited because my primary responsibility is to teach science to 80 fifth graders.

This coming year I have the first time opportunity to teach reading and science. I am interested in combining both these subject areas and building upon the student's nonfiction reading ability through science materials. Your help would be more than appreciated and used as efficiently as possible.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DVD SCIENCE LAB SAFETY • School Specialty $97.84 1 $97.84
MICROSLIDE VIEWER SET OF 10 • School Specialty $85.50 1 $85.50
TELESCOPE GEOSAFARI VEGA 600 • School Specialty $85.49 1 $85.49
BOOK GR 5 DAILY SCIENCE • School Specialty $28.49 1 $28.49
BOOK BIOLOGY COLORING PAPERBACK • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
CD SCIENCE SONGS • School Specialty $16.14 1 $16.14
CD PHYSICAL SCIENCE • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39
CD EARTH AND SPACE • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


9 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 9 other donors.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hartford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[530606],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1042404,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":80,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Fournier","authorIds":{"530606":{"owner":"Mrs. Fournier","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1042404],"proposalHash":"596994239","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":188164,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTk2MzI1OQ==","MTk4MzQzNQ==","NjE5MTI2","MTk2OTA4Nw==","MTk2NTE3OA==","MTkxODI0MQ==","MTk4NjYzMg==","MjA5MzA5","MTk3NDcyNg==","MTU3ODI1OA=="],"teacherId":530606,"schoolCounty":"Hartford","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}