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Donors Choose:
March for Science

When we've run our Donors Choose projects in the past, they've always been to promote literacy by getting more books into NYC classrooms.

In honor of the March for Science events held on Earth Day, todays picks are to support NYC science classrooms in need of supplies.



Bringing Peer Reviewed Science to the High School Classroom The students in my Research program carry out independent, original experiments as part of their course work, and enter a wide variety of science competitions in their second year. For example, one of my students is investigating novel ways to use bacteria to create a battery.

We have no operating budget, and rely on donations from parents to fund our projects.
We are in desperate need of computers that students can use in class - to find articles, process data, share resources, provide peer feedback, and submit work in Google Classroom.
$585 needed>>



Living Scientists: Butterfly STEM My students have been learning about saving the planet. I am requesting a butterfly kit to help them learn more about the life of organisms around them. The total butterfly habitat will give my students the ability to watch their butterflies change and grow.
$148 needed>>



Open the Door for Innovative & Diverse Minds My students deserve the opportunity to interact with the many simulations and visualizations available on the web.

Limited technology holds my students back from a world outside of the concrete walls, elevated trains and highways that surround them.
My sole computer is not enough to permit students to independently explore simulations and web quests. With the addition of an IPAD for exploring apps and a Chromebook for webquests and online labs, my students will have increased access to whats out there. Current events have increased the need to educate students on distinguishing fact from fiction, judging the reliability of internet information. $303 needed>>



Humanity's Future: Colonizing Space Itself In collaborative groups of four, our budding engineers have set out to design space settlements with a 3D modeling program called Project Ignite. They are in charge of writing a ten to thirty page project proposal, which they will then submit to real NASA engineers for review and feedback. In order to empower our students, the project requires each of them to be able to access the internet and Google Drive. The use of technology is also essential for our ESL and special needs students, and these Chromebooks are capable of bridging many of the gaps students come to us in 6th grade with. Furthermore, our students' level of engagement and independence when given their own Chromebook has a dramatic jump when compared to working on just paper.
$315 needed>>










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