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Mrs. Rice from Farmville VA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Weekend Weather Kits!

My students need barometers, thermometers, and hygrometers to create take-home weather stations to make connections between classroom learning and home.

  • $366 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The message to my students when they enter my classroom is that they are scientists, they are explorers, they are geniuses, and they are respected. And most importantly, must students are the reason I am there.

Prince Edward County Middle School is located in Farmville, Virginia in a small college town 60 miles west of Richmond.

Prince Edward is a rural school district that was once part of the Brown vs. Board of Education lawsuit that ended legal segregation. Five decades have passed since the reopening of the public schools; however, apathy and the devaluation of education still looms heavily over this community. My 90 students are a melting pot of ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Many are from single parent households; others, from homes with parents associated with the area colleges. What my students do have in common is an excitement for Science...hands-on learning and inquiry activities are what makes my students shine!

My Project

With these barometers, hygrometers, and thermometers, I would like to create take-home weather kits for weekend weather observations. In addition to these instruments, each kit will include a weather journal for making predictions, describing cloud types, recording actual readings, and for calculating the mean of their weather measurements. Weather watching is an activity in which my students eagerly participate. During the week, my students alternate being the meteorologist-of-the-day, making predictions based on observations, then comparing those predictions to the actual readings of the barometer, thermometer, and hygrometer. The weekend weather kits will allow the students to continue their engagement, reinforce their comprehension of weather, and help to make the classroom-to-home connection.

The donation of these instruments will greatly improve my students' comprehension of weather events, reinforce independent learning, and continue their practice of making observations and predictions.

But most importantly, the take-home weather kits will reinforce what is learned in the classroom and continue the lesson in the home.

Mrs. Rice
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SciQuest® Weather Kit Instrument Pack: Barometers • Nasco $89.50 1 $89.50
SciQuest® Weather Kit Instrument Packs: Hygrometers • Nasco $81.25 1 $81.25
SciQuest® Weather Kit Instrument Pack: Thermometers • Nasco $41.25 1 $41.25
Weather Ball Barometer • Nasco $39.50 1 $39.50

Materials cost

$251.50

Vendor shipping charges

$25.15

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$310.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.78

Total project goal

$365.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.20

4 Donors

-$132.60

Donations toward project cost

-$112.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.89

Matching donations from our partners

-$232.60

Match offers toward project cost

-$197.71

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.89

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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