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The Inoculation Project: Math & Science in Red State Schools

Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.

The objective of this weekly project is to combat the anti-science push in conservative America by providing direct funding each week to math and science projects in red state classrooms.

Fortunately, a conduit organization for achieving this direct funding already exists: DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org allows you to make direct contributions to specific classroom projects (all vetted), resulting in tremendous and immediate impacts from small dollar donations.

Each week we focus on funding a single small-dollar project in a traditionally red state classroom. These are projects whose funding requests are expiring within the next 7 days. If the projects are not funded by their expiration date, they die.
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This Week's Project

Project: Math Maniacs Need More Games
Resources Needed: An Instant Math Games Library, 5-Minute Math Journals, a Multiplication Machine, and Problem Solving Card Bank
School Poverty Level: Data Unavailable
State: Georgia
Total Cost: $417.44
Still Needed: $95.00 FULLY FUNDED!
Expires: Sep 26, 2010

Teacher's Comments:
My Students

Do you remember your favorite subject in Elementary school? I do...I loved math! My students are just the same. They absolutely love math!

Everyday I am charged with the job of igniting the minds of over 20 students who are 8 and 9 years old. My classroom sees a great deal of diversity due to the military base located nearby. Some of my students were born overseas, while others have never left the city limits. Some of my students have parents with graduate degrees, while others have parents who can't read. The diversity that I see poses many unusual challenges in the classroom. But there is one thing that all of my students have in common...they learn more when they are having FUN!

My Project

My students love math and they love thinking "outside of the box." The math journals and games included in this project will help my students think critically about numbers and many math concepts. These resources challenge them to extend the things they know from simple arithmetic to solve problems requiring the use of all operations and beyond.

With continuing budget cuts, the money available to buy any "extras" is very slim. My desire is to provide my students with a valuable educational experience, no matter the cost. I need your help in order to achieve that goal.

Please consider rescuing this project by making a small donation to it. Small dollars make a big difference.
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Good News

Last week's project, Super Science Centers Grade 1, got rescued!

Here's a thank-you note from the teacher:

Thank you so much for funding our classroom project. I am so excited for my students to be able to work in Science centers. This will be a wonderful opportunity for my students to master many new concepts.Science is an awesome subject to teach and allowing my students to work hands on with these resource will allow them to master many new idea. I truly appreciate all of the help and support you have given to our class.I cannot wait for you to see our class working on these projects. Thanks again and God Bless.

With gratitude,
Mrs. J.

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Projects Funded So Far

Can we grow this list of successes?

The Viking Shark Project
Weight Our Learning
Complications - Reading to Learn About the Human Body
The Colorful World of Science
Fill Our Display Case!
Magnetic Learning
Caught By A Kiss
Add, Subtract, Write, and Save the Trees!
Math Mania!
AVID Style Interactive Notebooks
Human Body Study for my Science Class
Physics Visuals
Rocks Rock at Knox
Owl Pellet Fun!
To the Front of the Class
Help A Fishy Cause
Microscopes for Illumination
What Day is it? I Forgot!
Absent Scientists
Math Centers Full of Learning!
Time For Kids?
Extend Our Learning
We've Got the Power to Learn Math (Help Us Get Charged Up)
We Are "Mac-ing!"
Help CreateNew Experiences & LearningThrough Nonfiction Text
Projecting Success!
Help Us See. Help Us Learn
Save The World ... Make It A Better Place!
Feathered Friends
Write and Stick Learning
Leading Through Learning
Hands on ESL Scientists
Electricity Shock!
Up and Atom...A Chemistry and Math Experience!
Sun Power!
Erupting With Excitement!
I Believe I Can Fly!
Art and Science Team Up!
Bringing the Earth Up Close and Personal
Fixing the Ditch
Creepy, Crawly, Critters!
Macro Micro Nano: The Minuscule World Revealed
VaVaVaVoom Vibrant Math in Art
Ant-icipating Results!
Exploring Force and Motion
Calculating our Potential in Physics and Chemistry
Let Me See It: Representing Mathematical Models
He Ate WHAT?!?
Chemistry is a Piece of Cake!!!!!
Current Events in Science
"Prints, Bones And Stones," Oh My!!
6th Grade Science Fair Here We Come!
Super Science Centers Grade 1

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Helpful Links

DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org Blog
DonorsChoose.org Donor FAQ
All DonorsChoose.org Math & Science Projects

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with DonorsChoose.org, or any of the classroom projects presented for funding. I'm just volunteering my time and pixels to make a difference.

Originally posted to The Hyperbolic Pants Explosion on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM PDT.

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