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Mrs. Levinsky from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soaring into Science

Help me give my students 5 Samsung Chromebooks to provide more project-based and rigorous learning opportunities in Science.

  • $1,252 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a unique group of 3rd and 4th graders who are avid learners and extremely motivated to investigate the world around them. They are a diverse group of students who come from all areas of our city. A majority of them come from low income households.

Our school community and social emotional curriculum both focus on the following Core Values: Courage, Commitment, Awareness, Integrity, and Empathy.

These values are incorporated into all subjects daily. They are the driving force for the equity, powerful learning , and continued growth our students experience. This year, we are committed as a staff to provide our students with more labs, inquiry based research, and real life problem solving modules. All of these curricula have an online component that involve simulations and research modules. By funding this project, you will allow us to provide more rigor for our students and enable them to be prepared for the world when they leave us.

My Project

Chromebooks will enable my 3rd/4th grade Science students to engage in rigorous, real world learning experiences. Our science curriculum, Amplify, centers around solving scientific phenomena. Students spend weeks reading texts and gathering information through online simulations, in order to solve a real life problem associated with NGSS aligned standards. Without the ability for the students to collaborate on the curriculum's online simulations and application sorts, my students are unable to experience the true hands-on, tactile, real life aspect of the investigation. Chromebooks would also allow my students to learn to take agency and authority over online research for each phenomenon. They will be able to collaborate and to publish an expository piece which will entwine writing into our science curriculum.

My goal is to engage my students in a year long simulation/problem based study of the cause of the disappearance of the peregrine falcon population worldwide after World War II.

This year long investigation requires online simulations, videos and data models provided through a partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry. This year long study will result in an educational fair put on by the students. The Chromebooks will allow them to create slide shows, to present video presentations, to record mini Ted Talks, and to publish writing to share with our entire school community.

The Chromebooks would benefit my Citizen Science after school club. We will continue the students' work from last year to create a campaign to protect the grey wolf through simulations, online data sources, videos, and communication with scientists. I would like the students to create a website as a platform to educate others. We will also design and email a monthly newsletter to the school community as a social action/awareness activity.

Mrs. Levinsky
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung 11.6" Chromebook with Intel N3060 up to 2.48GHz, 4GB Memory, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, Webcam, Chrome Operating System • Amazon Business $203.70 5 $1,018.50

Materials cost

$1,018.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,063.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$187.73

Total project goal

$1,251.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,251.51

13 Donors

-$898.13

Donations toward project cost

-$794.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.27

Matching donations from our partners

-$316.38

Match offers toward project cost

-$268.92

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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