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  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Meyer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Student Led Science Projects: Inquiry Made Fun

My students need 35 science journals and exciting materials, like the Tigtag Videos , to engage their imaginations and curiosity in all things science.

My Students

Help create an exciting and engaging science curriculum for my students. Our school is facing tough economic times and cannot afford to purchase enough science materials for my entire class. As a result, our ability to have exciting and enriching lessons is greatly hindered.

My students are almost all from low income, high crime, and struggling households.

They attend a very small school that struggles to provide the necessary materials they need, based on a very tight budget. They yearn to have engaging and exciting lessons and activities. Their eyes light up when they get to experience new projects they have never experienced, let alone heard of, previously. Many of my students have special needs, and the use of technology helps motivate and engage them to want to be "researchers," "inventors," and "scientists." They love hands-on projects, and with a little help will be ecstatic to be in control of their own learning. Help motivate them to become lifelong learners, and passionate about science and all learning.

My Project

My fifth graders currently have no science materials. This includes textbooks, resources for science experiments, and even science journals. The notebooks will provide them a place to record all of their questions and subjects for self-discovery. The two programs will allow their imaginations to flow, provide them with a visual representation of the materials, and open up their eyes to the many areas they can explore and drive their own natural curiosity of science and how the world and everything in it works. Students will be able to take what they see, and then in turn create experiments and inquire more deeply into subjects they find fascinating. They will record their insights, share their ideas with the class, and then as teams create projects to share with each other and the younger students in the school. Projects will be displayed throughout the building, and community members will be invited to participate. Creating lifelong lovers of science for everyone involved.

Science has become a forgotten subject in schools lately.

By providing my class these materials, engagement and self-motivation will increase in my students. Please help these students who cannot afford the materials on their own to achieve the science education they so richly deserve.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elementary Science Starters Single User License, 3 Months • Carolina Biological Supply Company $94.05 1 $94.05
Tops Spiral-Bound Notebook 8x10-1/2" Wide Ruling, White, 120 Sheets/Pad, Punched • Quill.com $2.42 35 $84.70
Tigtag Videos (1-Year Teacher Subscription) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.45 1 $28.45
Economy Entre Pencils • Quill.com $4.49 2 $8.98

Materials cost

$216.18

Vendor shipping charges

$12.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.18

Total project goal

$307.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$307.85

4 Donors

-$87.00

Donations toward project cost

-$73.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$220.85

Match offers toward project cost

-$187.72

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 5 other donors.

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