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Mrs. Russell from Lauderhill FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Traveling Scientist

My students need 10 backpacks, 30 science experiment books, 10 lab coats, 10 pairs of goggles, 10 notebooks, and supplies to create 10 "Traveling Scientist" backpacks.

  • $941 goal

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"Traveling Scientist" backpacks let our students take science out of the classroom and into the home. We are a Title I school in a high poverty area. We are also a science magnet school with an "A" grade.

By creating these portable science labs, our students can share their interest in science with their families. Each student will have the opportunity to take the backpack home for a week and conduct a scientific experiment at home.

To create our traveling scientist backpacks, we need 10 backpacks, 10 lab coats, 10 goggles, science experiment books that students can use for reference as well as other supplies to enhance the learning process. These resources will allow the students to conduct simple science experiments at home and then recreate them in the classroom in a presentation for the rest of the class. Not only will the students learn about science but they will have the chance to refine their oral presentation skills.

In our global economy, we need students who are well versed in science to compete with the rest of the world. Science is a critical area in our curriculum. We need to find ways to enhance the program and increase student achievement. Real life applications and hands of learning opportunities make learning fun and knowledge lasting.

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

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! Tom Robinson • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Science in Seconds for Kids; Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less Jean Potter • Barnes and Noble $10.36 10 $103.60
No-Sweat Science: Super Science Experiments Muriel Mandell, Dave Garbot (Illustrator), Jack Gallagher (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 10 $53.50
100 Amazing Make-It-Yourself Science Fair Projects Glen Vecchione • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Super Science Lab Richard Hammond • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
GG964X - Large Take-Home Backpack - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $99.00 1 $99.00
The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists Sean Connelly • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Everything Kids' Magical Science Experiments Book: Dazzle your friends and family by making magical things happen! Tim Robinson, Beth L. Blair • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Science Experiments You Can Eat Vicki Cobb, David Cain (Illustrator), David Cain (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 10 $62.90
365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials E. Richard Churchill, Muriel Mandell, Louis V. Loeschnig, Frances Zweifel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
GOGGLE DIRECT VENT SG2125 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.55 10 $15.50
HP 74/74/75 10 MORE TRI PACK -- HP 74/74/75 10% MORE Pages Ink Cartridges Trio Combo Pack; Plus 5-Sheet 4x6" Premium Photo Paper • Quill $40.49 1 $40.49
LAB COAT WOMS SM WH • Lab Safety Supply $25.60 10 $256.00

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