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Mrs. Romatzick from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Super STEM Science Projects!

Help me give my students the supplies they need to create amazing and colorful project boards that show off their hard work!

  • $443 goal

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My Students

Welcome to my Science Lab! I have the privilege of teaching 5th and 6th-grade‚Äč students Science every day! My students attend an inner-city school and are provided with free breakfast and lunch daily. As an inter-district school, we have a population of 70% urban students and 30% suburban.

Hands-on, minds-on is what we live by.

When someone asks me, "What do you do all day?" My usual response is, "Play! I get to play with stuff all day!"

My students explore the sun, Earth, and moon using lights and globes. We've even been known to perform mini-soap operas (As the Earth Turns). We construct mazes using mirrors, investigate sound waves using Slinkys, and mix colors of light. We explore chemical reactions by mixing substances. We build atoms with clay and pipe cleaners, light cheese balls on fire to study food energy, and take virtual field trips to places such as Mono Lake to study ecosystems. We love all things science!

My Project

Every year, we expect our 5th and 6th-grade students to create amazing Science Fair and Invention Convention projects with little to no supplies. 5th graders spend weeks designing, conducting, and recording data on an experiment of their choice. The 6th graders work on creating a new invention. They use the Engineering Process: ask, imagine, plan, create, improve, and communicate! They design their own products and build them all by themselves!

We showcase the students' hard work at our annual Science Fair and Invention Convention.

Every project is accompanied by a tri-fold board that explains and emphasizes the highlights of their project and what the students have learned. Parents, students, teachers, and judges walk around and view the showcase.

In previous years, we've had to beg and borrow for supplies to make creative, colorful boards. I am asking for boards and art supplies so the students can make boards that they can be proud of. The boards are expensive and stores sell out quickly. Duct tape will help make the boards colorful! Stickers and letters will make the boards "pop!" The cutter makes cutting quick and easy. Markers will allow the kids to draw and label all pictures and photos.

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This project will reach 96 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Spotlight Presentation Boards, Tri-fold, single wall 48in x 36in, 24 boards per case • Amazon Business $50.23 4 $200.92
Colorations Washable Classic Markers Classroom Pack - Set of 256 (Item # 982561) • Amazon Business $42.90 1 $42.90
GIFTEXPRESS 18 Assorted Colored Duct Tapes, Holographic Polka Dot Duct Tapes - Multi Purposes Bright Colors Tapes Great for DIY Art Home School Office Colors: Pink Purple red Orange Gold ect. 2" Roll • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
RamPro Chevron & Polka Dot Styles Heavy-Duty Duct Tape | Assorted Colors Pack of 12 Rolls, 1.88-inch x 5 Yard. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Assorted Duct Tape Bulk Set Of Colored Duct Tape, 24 Random Rolls • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
GIFTEXPRESS 12 Assorted Colored Duct Tapes 10 Yards x 2 Inch Rolls,12 Multi Purposes Bright Colors Tapes Great for DIY Art Kit Home School, Colors: Black Navy Purple red Orange White Teal Lime Green • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Jielisi 12 inch Paper Trimmer, A4 Size Paper Cutter with Automatic Security Safeguard for Coupon, Craft Paper and Photo (Black) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
LETION A4 Paper Cutter,Paper Trimmer Guillotine with Automatic Security Safeguard Scrapbooking Tool for Cutting Paper Photographs or Labels Office Home Manual, Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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