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Mrs. Filkin from Tavares FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Great Scientific Minds!

My students need equipment for science inquiries and experiments, such as graduated cylinders, pan balances, and thermometers.

  • $402 goal

This project expired on November 25, 2018.

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My Students

I teach in a small community in central Florida, about an hour outside of Orlando. I teach math and science to 40 kids, one group in the morning, one in the afternoon, and I LOVE what I do!

Every year I receive a new group of students to love, but what remains consistent each year is the love I have for teaching and the joy my students show for learning.

I start each year focusing on the "superpowers" each student brings to the classroom, and how they can each use that power to grow as thinkers, creators, readers, writers, and doers over the course of the school year. We have a "Growth Mindset" in the classroom, and I am excited to see just how much each one of my kiddos continues to grow this year.

My Project

The third grade science curriculum is really fun because there are many opportunities for kids to explore the nature of science as they collect data about mass and volume. Who doesn't love science when it involves some hands-on activities?

The problem I face is that whenever I plan activities that involve measurement tools, there are too few tools available in my school.

We are good at sharing what we have, but that doesn't always put a tool in the hand of every child. And merely watching a teacher demonstration of measuring mass with a pan balance or volume with a graduated cylinder is hardly engaging at all!

My goal is to have enough balances, graduated cylinders, and thermometers (for when we get to experiments that involve measuring temperature) so that my students can work in groups of three. Not only will my students be more engaged, but they will learn a lot more about how to accurately take measurements when they are using the tools for measurement themselves.

Mrs. Filkin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Precision School Balance • Amazon Business $30.05 6 $180.30
100mL Graduated Cylinder - Premium Polypropylene, Hexagonal Base - Class B, 1mL Graduation - Autoclavable • Amazon Business $5.89 10 $58.90
ThermoPro TP01A Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer with 5.35 Inch Long Probe Thermometer for Grilling BBQ Smoker Grill Oven Thermometer • Amazon Business $7.64 6 $45.84
Pixnor Measuring Cylinder Graduated Cylinder Lab Test Tube Set of 4 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
SEOH Plastic Beaker Set - 5 Sizes - 50 100 250 500 and 1000ml • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

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