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Mrs. Stotts from Corona CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Disappearing Spoon for Chemistry Students

My students need books that are engaging and showcase all the amazing things that science is, and see that reading about chemistry isn't just found in dry textbooks.

  • $292 goal

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My Students

"I understand this now!"

Nothing makes me happier than hearing my students say that statement.

It is what drives me as a teacher. My students come from diverse backgrounds and interests, but the common thread with all of them is that they have an interest and a passion for science.

Students in my chemistry classes are self-motivated and driven AP and pre-IB students, and they have a thirst for learning new information and for understanding and applying it as well. For my pre-IB students, this is their first exposure to chemistry, and I want to foster, encourage, and support an interest in the topic. My AP chemistry students are students who have taken chemistry previously and have decided that it is a subject they want to continue to pursue and investigate further.

My Project

Finding interesting and engaging books that involve real chemistry information and examples is a huge task. I am so excited to have discovered a book called The Disappearing Spoon that showcases all the incredible things that the elements have been used for, and how they were discovered.

I am on a continual mission to find books that will engage students' imaginations and inspire their love for science, chemistry, and reading.

With these books, my students will have the opportunity to check them out and take them home to read, or to read in class if they finish their work early. I hope the access to these books will help to inspire a new generation of scientists.

Mrs. Stotts
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements • Amazon Business $9.86 20 $197.20

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