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Mrs. Shipley from Kingston OK is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What's in Your Water?

Help me give my students the ability to get up close and personal with life in the water.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 4 classes of Science to wonderful boys and girls in rural Oklahoma. Sometimes we as educators take for granted that our students know everything about their hometown area they live in . I like to bring Science to them through their own backyard.

The students I have are very inquisitive and love to learn more about the area they see everyday but also how it might be similar to areas around the world.

These students are filled with compassion for wildlife and the environment. The students I have will be part of the change that makes this world better for everyone. I feel that each of my students are capable of great things in their future and in the world of Science.

My Project

Students will be able to use the waders to get into the creek and see the fish swimming, the water bugs moving and the water flowing. They will use the nets to catch and release insects after looking at and identifying them. They will use the containers to take water samples back for later inspection under the digital microscopes and the books will help to introduce and refer back to during the lessons. This lesson outdoors lets us discuss a wide variety of areas such as, food webs, ecosystems, the water cycle, rocks, weathering and erosion, and how humans impact those areas.

We take a trip as a class to our nearby creek and explore with the help of volunteers.

A Science Biology Professor from our local college, a Wildlife Ranger, and BlueThumb coordinator comes and talks to the students along with myself as they move from stations to stations learning and exploring different areas of the creek. They get hands on experience with on the spot information to any questions that they have. This is an opportunity to get lots of state standards taught in a fun and memorable way.

Mrs. Shipley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ouzong Chest Waders for Kids, Lightweight Cleated Nylon and PVC Fishing Bootfoot Chest Waders for Boy and Girl, Army Green Waterproof Chest Waders for Children • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
Hodgman MACKCBC07 Mackenzie Nylon and PVC Cleated Bootfoot Chest Fishing Waders, Size 7, Brown • Amazon Business $31.99 2 $63.98
AOLOX USB Microscope, 1000x Handheld Digital Microscope Camera with 8 LED Light and Stand Hobby Tools for Kids, Students, Adults, Compatible with Mac/ Window 7/Android • Amazon Business $19.87 2 $39.74
Bug Catching Net • AKJ Education $7.26 4 $29.04
Life and Non-Life in an Ecosystem • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
TashiBox 4 oz Plastic Cups / Disposable Portion Cups / Souffle Cups with Lids, 100 Sets • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Water Everywhere • AKJ Education $3.59 2 $7.18

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