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Mrs. Berger from Sacramento CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Scientist

My students need golf balls, magnets, and balloons to have interactive materials for science rotations and STEM projects.

  • $455 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students face challenges in life due to poverty, unstable housing, and language barriers. Although life is not easy, my students are extremely positive, grateful, and happy children. Our school faces the same issues many other schools face in low socioeconomic areas. We strive to meet the basic needs of our students so they are successful in school. My students are amazing people. They are extremely motivated, positive, and honest.

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he/she is someone today." — Stacia Tauscher.

My Project

3rd graders learn about magnetism, energy, and forces. These concepts cannot be taught or learned through textbooks alone. My students need magnets in their hands to understand how they actually work. They need to conduct experiments with golf balls, bouncy balls, and ping pong balls to understand force, friction, and mass. The STEM and STEAM projects allow for research, problem solving, writing, recording data, analyzing, and presentation of material and information to peers.

Students learn by doing.

They need hands-on supplies to help understand science concepts, to explore new ideas, and to create and conduct STEAM and STEAM projects.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dowling Magnets Alnico Science Kit • Amazon Business $18.69 6 $112.14
EUDAX Labs Junior Science Magnet set for Education Science Experiment Tools Icluding Bar/Ring/Horseshoe/Compass Magnets • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Magnet Max (Learning League) • Amazon Business $10.37 3 $31.11
MESHA 12 Inches Assorted Color Party Balloons (144 Pcs) - USA SELLER • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
Callaway 50 MIX NEAR MINT AAAA USED GOLF BALLS • Amazon Business $26.09 1 $26.09
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $4.95 3 $14.85

Materials cost

$321.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.16

Total project goal

$454.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.38

1 Donor

-$227.19

Donations toward project cost

-$193.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.08

match offer

-$227.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$193.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.08

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$0.00

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