Since we kicked off the challenge on Thursday, three more blogs have mounted challenges:
And, as I type this, 61 ScienceBlogs readers have donated a grand total of $4,784, funding projects that will reach 1,329 students.
Of course, there are more students to be reached. If you’re the kind of person who likes to give a project the last chunk of change it needs, here are some projects that are within $100 of completion.
A Blog Around the Clock challenge, where Bora has chosen a wide array of proposals from teachers in high poverty schools in North Carolina:
Biology games (a cell game, a codon DNA game, a Messenger RNA game, and “gene rummy”) for a biology classroom, a proposal that just needs $74 more to become a reality.
Astronomy games for grade school students learning about the sun, moon, and stars, a project that will be fully funded once it gets $58 more.
Gene Expression challenge, where Razib presents projects to bring needed technology to a bunch of poor schools (especially, but not exclusively, in biology classrooms):
Electronic balances to replace rusted and outdated lab equipment in a science classroom in a high poverty high school in Mississippi, a project just $100 shy of the funding it needs.
Sciencewomen’s book challenge, where SciWo and Alice have selected a number of projects that would bring books to high poverty classrooms:
Materials for hands-on activities to help kids learn about waves, oceans, and landforms in a 5th grade classroom in a high poverty school in South Carolina, a project that will be ready to go once it gets $65 more.
A collection of nonfiction book about plant and animal lifecycles for a 2nd grade classroom in a high poverty school in Southern California, an awesome classroom library that only needs $27 more to happen.
Christina’s LIS Rant challenge, which features a bunch of proposals from teachers in high poverty Maryland schools:
Books to encourage environmental education and critical thinking in a 9th grade English classroom in a school with an environmental science focus, in need of just $65 more to reach full funding.
Dr. Isis’s challenge, where Dr. Isis has included quite a few proposals from K-2 teachers:
Science supplies like graduated cylinders and thermometers for a 1st grade classroom in a high poverty school in Wisconsin, looking for just $63 more.
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