Science projects for Florida and Oklahoma

As often happens, we made such good progress on our biggest project last week, I’m bringing it up here today! This a never-before-funded teacher for first graders is in a small town in central Florida, about halfway across the state from Tampa. She looks for books and lab kits on plants, insects, growing crystals, and more.


Project: Never stop questioning

Resources: Help me provide my students with new and exciting real-world science experiences in the classroom with Discovery Kits.

Economic need: A Equity-oriented school; notearly all students from low-income households.

Location: Janie Howard Wilson Elementary School, Lake Wales, Florida

Total: $355.81

Still need: $146.99 $96.99

Comments from Ms. Williams’ teacher:

My project: My students are at the start of their school careers and are excited about everything they are learning. In our classroom we strive to be lifelong learners, these amazing science discovery materials will allow us to participate in some real life strategies.

Never stop questioning yourself!

This is our motto and by adopting this, our class can gain knowledge in every activity we do, from growing our own vegetables to learning about new crops through hands-on activities.

With your help, students will not only be able to observe the growth of the root system of their plants, but also identify the beneficial insects on each leaf.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

One of the requested resources is a lab kit to germinate seeds and watch them grow in a transparent growing medium. As it happens, I love the cross-sectional time-lapses of seed germination! This is a red bean.

The pea vine illustrates how this rotational behavior works for the vine when the support is made available.

Bonus: three baby oak trees are taking their time growing acorns!

Many thanks to Eastern Bluebird for locating this new project! Ms. Hastings is a never-before-funded middle school science teacher in the small town of Idabel, in the very southeast of Oklahoma, in the Choctaw Nation. We will have the help of 2x matching funds from an anonymous donor.


Project: Scientists in the making

Resources: Help me give my students a microscope and slides for a hands-on experiment in our science lab!

Economic need: A Equity-oriented school; notearly all students from low-income households.

Location: Idabel College, Idabel, Oklahoma

Total: $690.91 (2x matching funds of an anonymous funder)

Still need: $540.91 $320.91 ($161 from us)

Teacher’s Comments Mrs Hastings:

My project: My students are all unique individuals and learn best in unique ways. Like many adults, my students learn best through hands-on experiences. These materials will allow me to give this opportunity to my students to deepen their knowledge of the scientific world around them. Project-based learning will be central to my science course. Science should be inclusive and fun!

Every student should be able to question the possibilities of the world around them and explore those possibilities.

These materials will allow my students to think outside the box. They will also help students immerse themselves in learning. Encourage future scientists to love their learning and do amazing things in life.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

This is just a brief overview of the microscope kit which is one of the requested items.

One piece of the kit is brine shrimp eggs. Brine shrimp have long been sold as “sea monkeys”, but I had no idea until I saw this video that the sleazy vendor who thought it was a Klan-adjacent white supremacist!

Our main project from last week has been completed, mostly by our readers!

Project 1, Just a few scientists, with no resources… Safety first?… Oh Boy: Ms. Monday teaches earth sciences at a college in Georgia. She wanted to do labs with his students, but lacked safety equipment as well as lab supplies.

She writes: Thank you very much for your generosity!

This year, I have tons of STEAM-focused lab activities that I can “safely” do. I will also be able to reinforce and correct with the other materials given.

Thanks again, 2022-2023 will be filled with safe SCIENTISTS in the Miss Monday class.

DonorsChoose developed the designation Equity-focused schools describe some schools submitting projects. They meet two criteria: at least 50% of students are black, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, the standard measure of economic need in the school. ‘school. You can read more at the link about their efforts to address long-standing inequalities in education.
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Every Sundaywe focus on helping finance projects in public neighborhoods schools where the overwhelming majority of students come from low-income households. We welcome everyone who supports public school education – no money required!

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