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Mrs. Durr from Joplin MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking an Interest in Science

Help me give my students a NASA flag, Periodic Table rug, and a Buzz Aldrin life size cutout for our classroom to inspire students to learn Science.

  • $205 goal

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My Students

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." -Confucius

My students love science, and they especially love the hands-on experiments, projects, and dissection labs.

My favorite part of teaching is seeing their eyes light up when they make a discovery during a lab.

I teach 7th and 8th grade science in a middle school in Missouri. My students are both energetic and inquisitive learners. They enjoy coming to school, researching new science concepts, and conducting hands-on experiments.

My Project

When my students enter my science classroom, I want them to feel wonder and excitement towards the content they are about to learn. An exciting classroom is important to me because it makes my students want to explore the world around them.

An engaging classroom ignites a spark that excites them about our upcoming lessons and Science in general.

This project includes a Periodic Table rug that would greet students as the enter the classroom. We learn about the Periodic Table in 8th grade, and it's a difficult concept for them. This rug shows the Periodic Table, and also shows how to decipher the numbers on the different elements. The NASA flag will be hung on the wall to decorate my room and give it character. The life sized astronaut cut out will be displayed near the window, under the NASA flag. I teach 7th and 8th grade science, and I want to incorporate a space theme throughout my room. We discuss the moon landing and learn a lot about NASA and the Space Race. The NASA flag and astronaut cut out will be a great visual reminder of these topics. When these items are introduced into my classroom, the students will be curious about NASA and the moon landing. This will build excitement for the upcoming lessons.

Mrs. Durr
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Area Rugs Periodic Table of Elements Large Rug Mat for Living Room Bedroom Playing Room 7' x 5' • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
Star Cutouts SC119 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Cardboard Cutout Standup • Amazon Business $52.44 1 $52.44
For The Fans Co. NASA Flag 3x5 feet • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95

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