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Mrs. Pippin from South Jordan UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STOP! S.T.E.A.M. Time: Effects of Weather & Temperature

Help me give my students heat lamps, thermometers and resources to graph weather and climate for one of the four 6th grade Science units!

  • $286 goal

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My Students

I love that my 6th graders are kind, bright and eager learners. Like any child their age, they are friendly and fierce competitors but know in the end they're really only competing against themselves and their academic growth. They own it. They know they can do hard things!

They learn that little choices matter every day.

Jokingly nicknamed "Storytime," they can easily recall stories shared in class. Real-life applications to lessons are key in my class - how the wealthy can live off interest (Math), how often favorite authors were rejected (JK Rowling, Dr. Seuss), the effects of weather (Science). They empathize with characters in books or history and revere unselfish heroes like Irena Sendler who stood for good. Each year, they are challenged to make their beds for a week after watching a favorite speech, surprising their parents and themselves with how choosing to make their bed can affect other areas of their lives. They know choosing to make education a priority over other things is their choice and they are the ones rewarded for it! We work hard and play hard!

My Project

With a new Science curriculum, my team rotates classes by each of us teaching one of four units for 6th grade. Heat lamps, thermometers, maps, and timers will greatly assist in allowing 6 groups of 5, for a class of 30 kids (4 classes), the chance to have hands-on experiences with experiments studying Weather and Climate. Labeling materials and notebooks helps strengthen student's Life Skills of organization, neatness and items being lost.

The ability to discuss, analyze, predict, reason and record data is crucial in science!

Furthermore, in our world studies, origami is a fun integration in Japan studies to brighten the room. Daily math reviews and bells for students to ring in timed contests will keep their skills fresh all year. Anything different than a worksheet keeps students energized!

Mrs. Pippin
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simple Deluxe 2-Pack Clamp Lamp Light with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector up to 150 Watt E26 (no Bulb Included) 6 Feet 18/2 SPT-2 Cord UL Listed • Amazon Business $14.98 3 $44.94
ETA hand2mind V-Shaped Dual-Scaled Thermometers Set (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
BUBU Origami Paper 1000 Sheets 6 Inch Square Double Sided Color 25 Vivid Colors for Beginners Trainning and School Craft Lessons • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
NewPath Learning 94-8003"Weather and Climate" Bulletin Board Chart Set (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Argo Brothers Math Workbook, Grade 6: Common Core Math Free Response, Daily Math Practice Grade 6 • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Argo Brothers Math Workbook, Grade 6: Common Core Math Multiple Choice, Daily Math Practice Grade 6 • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Label Kingdom Replace DYMO 10697 (91330 S0721510) Self-Adhesive Paper Tape Black on White, 12mm (1/2 inch) x 13 ft.(4m), Compatible for LetraTag Label Makers, 5 Pack • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
GE Lighting Soft White 3-way 97494 50/100/150-Watt, 2155-Lumen A21 Light Bulb with Medium Base, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Origami Paper 500 sheets Kaleidoscope Patterns 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs: Instructions for 8 Projects Included • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Clipco Small Call Bell (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Swiftmaps World Premier Wall Map Poster Mural 24h x 36w • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Habor Digital Kitchen Timer, Cooking Timer, Large Display, Strong Magnet Back, Loud Alarm, Memory Function, 12-Hour Display Clock, Count-Up & Count Down for Cooking Baking Sports Games Office • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Command Mini Decorating Clips, Indoor, 40 Clips, Hangs up to 80 feet of lights (17026CLR-40ES) • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21

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