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Mr. Sarazen from West Columbia SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Vacuum Chamber They Will Never Forget

My students need a vacuum pump and chamber so they can see with their own eyes how things are affected by extremely low air pressure.

  • $1,524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth grade students are eager to discover and understand the world around them. I rarely hear "That is so cool!" when they are reading their science text books, but when I can give my students hand on experiences they can't help but say it.

It is not only my job to teach, but it is my job to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and others who will change the world.

How can they change the world if they don't know much about it?

My Project

Learning science from a text book does nothing to inspire our next generation of scientists and engineers. Since we live at the bottom of an ocean of air we are used to having about 14 pounds of air squeezing our bodies at all time. We can only imagine what it must be like in the vacuum of space. This vacuum chamber will provide my students with some amazing examples of how things behave in conditions of little to no air pressure. From marshmallows to water, shaving cream to balloons, this vacuum chamber will spark my students scientific curiosity for years to come. I want to be the teacher I never had. And my teachers never did this for me.

Mr. Sarazen
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two-Stage Vacuum Pump with Gauge • Carolina Biological Supply Company $885.37 1 $885.37
Vacuum Chamber System, PC • Carolina Biological Supply Company $157.27 1 $157.27
Vacuum Tubing, 3/8 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.07 1 $24.07

Materials cost

$1,066.71

Vendor shipping charges

$106.67

State sales tax

$75.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,294.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$228.46

Total project goal

$1,523.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,523.04

14 Donors

-$1,164.33

Donations toward project cost

-$1,099.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$230.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$195.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$128.71

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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