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Ms. Kagan from Paradise CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Accurate Chemistry Balances for Our New Site

Help me give my students accurate OHAUS Scout scientific balances for our chemistry lab.

  • $1,082 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Paradise High School science department and our students need new electronic balances. The Camp Fire back in November has essentially destroyed our entire community in a manner of hours. Our high school is now temporarily set up in the neighboring community for the rest of the school year with very minimal supplies and space for traditional classrooms. Most of our students come from low socio-economic families to begin with and now with this disaster and the following housing crisis in the area, things are as challenging as ever. School is one of the few things in their lives right now that somewhat resembles something normal.

My Project

We are in a brand new site since our school is in the burn zone of the recent Camp Fire and are lacking most of our materials. I am trying to set up a science lab so our students can continue to do real science labs this semester. Without access to our regular classrooms, gathering materials has been challenging. I have been changing all my regular chemistry labs to make them more "kitchen chemistry" friendly since there is not space in our temporary facility to have a full and safe science lab.

OHAUS Scout balances with a 0.01g accuracy are an important tool in measuring small amounts of materials that students use in labs.

Having accurate balances for use in science classes is important especially in chemistry. It is very difficult for chemistry students to be able to experiment with concepts like conservation of mass and stoichiometry without accurate measuring instruments. Therefore, we are requesting these balances.

Not only will these help the students this year, but these can be used year after year to help all of my future students as well.

Ms. Kagan
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALANCE SCOUT BACKLIT LCD 220G • Ward's Science $402.01 2 $804.02

Materials cost

$804.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$73.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$919.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.29

Total project goal

$1,081.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,081.94

3 Donors

-$109.00

Donations toward project cost

-$93.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.45

match offer

-$971.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$826.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.06

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$0.00

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