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Mrs. Ramsey from Timpson TX is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take Home Terrific Terrariums and Super Science Experiments

My students need a variety of supplies, including miniature plant decorations, to help in designing their very own terrariums.

  • $230 goal

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My Students

My students have shown a contagious love for learning. We are a departmentalized elementary campus and I see 3 first grade classes daily for STEAM, Social Studies, and Language Arts. Robust discussions during projects are definitely taking place. They are not afraid to think for themselves, be creative, or ask questions!

All the students in my class are scientists, technicians, engineers, artists, and mathematicians!

I am continually impressed with their excitement about everything to do with STEAM! They take initiative and have displayed a wonderful propensity for sharing creative ideas!

My Project

In science we will soon be discussing interdependence. We have already talked about reducing, reusing and recycling in Social Studies. My students will be using 2 liter coke bottles (reusing) to create their own terrariums (interdependence). In creating their terrariums they will also be following step by step instructions and utilizing their creativity to design an attractive terrarium display. We are in the process of gathering the plants for the terrariums from moss in the woods and my mother's greenhouse! The charcoal will act as a filter in our terrariums while the moss, miniature figurines, and marbles will be used for decorations.

Students will be able to extend their learning by taking home their terrariums and a science experiment kit.

The take home science kit will include 12 experiments, instructions, and a science journal for students to take notes. The take home science experiments are a great way to involve parents and get them excited about science!The magnifying glasses will be used in their observations on rocks. The tooth picks will be used along with marshmallows to recreate constellations. The Ziploc bags will be used to hold Epsom salt which will be used to make a salt crystal geode experiment. I already have most of the other supplies needed for the take home science experiments.

Mrs. Ramsey
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bean Germination Plastomount • Carolina Biological Supply Company $45.00 1 $45.00
10 Pack Colourful Garden Butterflies On Sticks Miniature Fairy Garden Decoration • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Super Moss 26912 Spanish Moss Preserved, Grass, 8oz (200 cubic inch) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Bilipala Decorative Glass Gems Flat Bottom Fish Marbles For Vases Filler, Table Scatter, Aquarium Decorations, 1 Pound • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Royal Plain Round Toothpicks, Pack of 800 • Amazon Business $5.50 2 $11.00
Ultra Pellet Carbon HIGH activity 1.5 lbs premium carbon Activated Charcoal Carbon Aquarium Fish Pond Tank Canister Filter 1.5 lb / 24 oz size • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Miniature Garden Ornaments,99 Pcs Miniature Ornaments Kit Set with 1 Pcs Tweezer for DIY Fairy Garden Dollhouse Decoration • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kuuqa 81 Pieces Miniature Fairy Garden Ornaments Kit for Fairy Garden Décor • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
144 Pack Colorful Magnifying Glasses, Party Favors, Gross Wholesale • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
David's Garden Seeds Radish German Giant DGSRAD129RQ (Red) 200 Heirloom Seeds • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Makerstep High Quality Ornate Wooden Toothpicks with Holder, 1000 pcs (2 Packs of 500 pcs) • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Plymor 3" x 4", 2 Mil (Pack of 100) Zipper Reclosable Plastic Bags • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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