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Mrs. Southard from Joplin MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soaring Solar System

My students need assorted materials to better understand the solar system and all of the important components of space.

  • $488 goal

This project expired on January 30, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember when you were in 5th grade science? Science is supposed to be adventurous and exciting! Children today desire many different ways to learn about similar concepts in Science. The Solar System is exciting for children because it is 'un-known' territory.

My students are amazing on all levels.

They have a wonderful desire to learn and fill their day with the excitement of finding answers, working in groups, completing experiments, and proving their willingness to succeed. Their hunger for learning is nothing but inspiring and motivational for me to be the best teacher I can be for them. They deserve to learn through new and up-to-date materials.

My Project

These resources will provide an up-to-date resource for my students to understand the Solar System and all of the aspects of space. They are excited about this unit and expect to experience many fun activities. I hope to teach this unit through technology, books with beautifully detailed illustrations, and games that provide a fun way to check for understanding.

Your donation to help fund resources for these amazing students will keep learning alive and fun for them!

All children deserve to love learning and experience the best resources available.

Mrs. Southard
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH119 - Wrap-Around Science Games - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
EE810X - Can Do! Science Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $89.95 1 $89.95
EE193 - Solar System Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $42.50 1 $42.50
GG337 - Adventure Earth: Earth & Space Science Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
EE989 - Readers’ Theater Script Box - Gr. 5-6 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG337 - Adventure Earth: Earth & Space Science Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
HH646 - True or False? Science Center - Grades 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
DD355 - Solar System Activity Tub - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
HH108 - Solar System Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
CD236 - Scientific Inquiry CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
CD238 - The Solar System CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95

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