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Ms. Thompson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Super Scientists in Action!

The cost of these 24 books on science experiments and science project ideas is $862, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This year in my fourth grade classroom I will be teaching an entire unit on the Scientific Method. This unit will be so exciting for both myself and the students because of one thing...they will get to choose what they study! I have a unique classroom because I will be with the same students as last year (I am looping to the next grade with my class). That's a huge advantage because I already know what will get their gears going! They LOVE science, and they especially love conducting science experiments. Last year, we did several experiments together as a class and it was so neat to see the hands-on learning experience in action. This year, I am going to expose them to the scientific method and then allow them to create their own science project. In order for my students to be able to decide what they want to study, I feel that they need to be exposed to a wide variety of possible projects. Through our reading workshop, I will expose them to several different inventors and ideas for science projects. In order to do this, I will need several copies of science project books for the students to browse, read, research and choose from in order to complete their projects. The culminating activity for this unit will be a school-wide Science Fair, where winning projects will go on to compete at the area and then city level. My students love to learn and it's a winning combination! I want my students to have the best experience that I can give them, because learning how to develop questions, test and then analyze results is a life skill that they can apply to almost anything. Thank you for considering this proposal.

Ms. Thompson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Hands-On Science Mysteries for Grades 3-6: Standards-Based Inquiry Investigations James Robert Taris, Louis J. Taris • Barnes and Noble $23.96 2 $47.92
Cool Stuff and how It Works Chris Woodford, James Flint, Ben Morgan, Clint Witchalls, Luke Collins • Barnes and Noble $19.99 3 $59.97
101 Great Science Experiments Neil Ardley • Barnes and Noble $16.20 2 $32.40
More Award-Winning Science Fair Projects Julianne Blair Bochinski, Judy DiBiase (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 2 $26.90
Sure-to-Win Science Fair Projects Joe Rhatigan, Heather Smith • Barnes and Noble $13.45 2 $26.90
Janice VanCleave's Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects Janice VanCleave, Janice Van Cleave • Barnes and Noble $13.45 2 $26.90
The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects (Young Adult/Science Series) Julianne Blair Bochinski, Judy DiBiase (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 2 $26.90
Pop Bottle Science Lynn Brunelle, Paul Meisel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 2 $26.90
365 More Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials Judy Breckenridge, Muriel Mandell, Louis V. Loeschnig, Anthony D. Fredericks, E. Richard Churchill • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Janice VanCleave's 203 Icy, Freezing, Frosty, Cool and Wild Experiments Janice Pratt VanCleave, Janice Van Cleave • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, and Sound Janice Pratt Vancleave, Janice Van Cleave • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Janice VanCleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work Janice Pratt VanCleave, Janice Van Cleave • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Janice VanCleave's Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work Janice Pratt Vancleave, Janice Van Cleave • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Earth Science: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit Janice VanCleave, Janice Van Cleave • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Giant Book of Winning Science Fair Projects Bob L. Bonnet, Dan Keen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Janice VanCleave's 201 Awesome, Magical, Bizarre, and Incredible Experiments Janice Pratt Vancleave, Janice Van Cleave • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
Mistakes That Worked Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.75 2 $21.50
365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials E. Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loesching • Barnes and Noble $9.99 2 $19.98
Geology Rocks!: 50 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Earth, Vol. 6 Cindy Blobaum, Michael Kline (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.85 2 $19.70
Prize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids Joe Rhatigan, Rain Newcomb • Barnes and Noble $7.15 3 $21.45
100 Amazing Make-It-Yourself Science Fair Projects Glen Vecchione • Barnes and Noble $7.15 2 $14.30
Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity--Challenge the World around You! Tom Mark Robinson • Barnes and Noble $6.25 5 $31.25
Science Experiments You Can Eat Vicki Cobb, David Cain (Illustrator), David Cain (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
47 Easy-to-Do Classic Science Experiments Eugene F. Provenzo, Asterie Baker Provenzo • Barnes and Noble $5.35 2 $10.70

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