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Ms. Claunch from Modesto CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies Wanted to Engage in Science Investigations!

My students need the necessary materials to engage in science investigations that are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

  • $569 goal

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My Students

In the Central Valley of California lies a city called Modesto. My students attend a well loved small K-8 school that has been around for decades. The students that attend this school come from diverse backgrounds. Some students live on the surrounding almond orchards or on family farms. While other students ride the bus from the downtown area of Modesto.

My students are engaged, motivated to learn, and creative.

They inspire me to keep opening up windows of opportunity for them. The one thing that they all love is doing science investigations!

My Project

Teaching science has always been a passion of mine. I can't wait for this school year to start so I can begin engaging students in hands-on science investigations. Many districts are in the process of leaving behind the old science standards and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). I teach in a small school district (two schools, one district) and resources are spread thin. Updating the new science curriculum is very costly and it will be a couple more years until the district I work in starts to make the transition to the NGSS.

I am eager to start implementing the NGSS and need science materials in order for students to engage in the hands-on science investigations.

This summer I took a class on the NGSS and my professor recommended I try using some of the lessons off of to get started. I have devoured that website and I am inspired to teach many of the lessons this year. I have gone through the lessons and made a list of the materials students will need to engage in these investigations. For example, students will be making rubber band racers to examine the relationship between stored energy and motion. Materials needed for this one investigation include: rubber bands, paper cups, plastic cup lids, toothpicks, straws, pony beads, hole punch, and masking tape. Many of the materials can be reused. However, some of the lessons require different materials. For example, students will need a 3X magnifying lens to develop a working model of a human eye to discover how their eyes work.

My hope is for my students to find a love of science and to be motivated to learn more about the way our fascinating world.

Ms. Claunch
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Glad Food Storage Containers - Soup and Salad Containers - 24 Ounce - 5 Containers - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $21.54 3 $64.62
Duck Brand Insulating Foam Pipe Covers, 0.75-Inch by 3-Feet, Pack of 4 Sticks, 1285241 • Amazon Business $13.91 3 $41.73
PowerGear 76139 Coil Cord (25 Feet, Black) • Amazon Business $5.99 6 $35.94
Lot of 12 OpticLens Brand Credit Card Sized Magnifying Lenses. Wholesale Lot - 300% Fresnel Magnifier • Amazon Business $6.75 3 $20.25
Clear Plastic Cups with Flat Slotted Lids for Iced Cold Drinks 20 Ounce, Disposable, Large Size [50 Pack] • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Dixie Bathroom Cups, 3 oz 200 ea, Assorted designs - 2 Pack (400 Total) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Vanpad Sticky Notes 3x3 inches,100 Sheets/Pad,12 Pads/Pack,Bright Colors Self-Stick Pads • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
20 Genuine Loopacell CR2032 3v Lithium 2032 Coin Batteries Freshly Packed by Loopacell • Amazon Business $6.45 2 $12.90
White Card Stock Paper | 8 ½ x 11 Inches | Letter (US) Paper Size | 50 Sheets Per Pack | 80lb Cover Smooth (216gsm) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
LJY Color Coding Labels Removable Small Circle Round Dot Stickers Calendar Planner Classroom Organization Decorations, 12 Colors, Mixed Sizes, Total 4452 Dots in 48 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Nicole Home Collection 200 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 9-Inch, White • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Crayola 96 Ct Construction Paper, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Clipco Binder Clips Medium 1.25-Inch Black 96-Pack • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
3mm and 5mm LED Lights Emitting Diodes Assortment Set Kit for Arduino Bright White Red Blue Green Yellow, 300-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
NYHI 50 8oz White Paper Cups • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
MESHA 12 Inches Assorted Color Party Balloons (144 Pcs) - USA SELLER • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Household Essentials 04800 All-Purpose Cotton Clothesline Rope | 100Ft Length | 3/16-Inch Dia. • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
1InTheOffice Ticket 1-Hole Puncher - Single Hole Punch - Metal Hole Punchers - One Hole Puncher Heavy Duty - 5 Sheet Capacity, Silver (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
ScotchBlue 2097-48EC Painter Tape for Exterior Surfaces, 1.88-Inch by 45-Yard • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Dixie Heavyweight Plastic Spoons White, 100 ct by Dixie • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
CHANZON H&PC-59042 100pcs (10 colors x 10pcs) 5mm Light Emitting Diode LED Lamp Assorted Kit for Arduino Warm White Red Yellow Green Blue Orange UV Pink Lights • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
WE Games Replacement Marbles for Chinese Checkers - .562 diameter • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
AmazonBasics Jumbo Paper Clips, Smooth, 100 per Box, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Quality Park White Cotton 10-Ply Medium String In Ball, 475 Feet (46171) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Hefty Slider Plastic Food Storage Bags (Gallon, 66 Count) • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
MontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks |1000-Piece Large Wood Round Toothpicks in Clear Plastic Storage Box | Sturdy Safe Double Sided Party, Appetizer, Olive, Barbecue, Fruit, Teeth Cleaning Toothpicks. • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Crayola Ultraclean BL Tropical Markers (10 Count) • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Universal Rubber Bands, Size 32, 3" x 1/8", 205 Pack (432) • Amazon Business $4.04 1 $4.04
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 100-Count • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Avery File Folder Labels, Laser and Inkjet Printers, 1/3 Cut, White, Pack of 252 (05202) • Amazon Business $2.61 1 $2.61

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