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Ms. Prescott from Reading PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

An Evening of Sick Science!

My students need interactive materials from Steve Spangler's :Sick Science!" collection including a dry ice bubble maker, pH indicators, and color fizzers to both wow and educate our families during an evening of science!

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I serve are much more than the stigma of a school district that is nestled in, what was only a few years back, recognized as the poorest small city in the country. Many are from bilingual, low-income families, some of whom have recently relocated to the United States. Although I serve a financially disadvantaged community, with 97% of our school's population living in poverty, it saddens me that my students are provided with resources that pale in comparison to more affluent neighboring school districts.

Similar to any individual in their age group, my students are inherently curious and creative individuals, who each have a unique perspective on the way the world works.

An important part of my time with my students is helping them to realize how wonderful their perspectives are, and offering each of them opportunities to shine!

My Project

What happens behind the closed doors of a science classroom can be fun and exciting, but when we open our doors to our families, we can really have some science fun!

My students will be hosting an evening of science for their families and need various "Sick Science!" kits and consumable refills, to be able to wow the crowd with scientific phenomena!

One example of how we will excite our audience is to demonstrate the concept of sublimation by creating "Boo Bubbles" as dry ice turns from a solid directly into a gas and allow participants to gently bounce these mysterious creations in their hands. This marks just one example of the various demonstrations that my students would be presenting to their audience.

The "teacher win" behind this project is that not only are my students going to lead the show with various demonstrations, they will also need to be experts on the science behind them so they can teach the crowd about topics such as states of matter, forces and motion, friction, electrical circuits and more!

As this is the third part of a multi-step project, some of the materials are also meant to replenish consumables during various presentations of these demonstrations. Thank you for your consideration of this project; It should make for an exciting event!

Ms. Prescott
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HEAT SENSITIVE PAPER • Steve Spangler Science $39.99 1 $39.99
BOO BUBBLES – DRY ICE SMOKE BUBBLES • Steve Spangler Science $24.99 1 $24.99
COLOR FIZZERS – TRUE COLOR TABLETS • Steve Spangler Science $4.99 4 $19.96
Red Cabbage Extract • Amazon Business $19.60 1 $19.60
LabChem LC230001 Sodium Carbonate Solution, 0.025N (0.0125M), 500 mL Volume • Amazon Business $17.16 1 $17.16
60-Piece Assorted Emoji Stamps—Great For Crafts, Parties, and School! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Phenolphthalein Powder Certified ACS Reagent Grade 25 g • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Hydrion pH Strips ph range 1-12 100 strips per vial • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$151.54

Vendor shipping charges

$7.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.83

Total project goal

$225.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.56

9 Donors

-$211.08

Donations toward project cost

-$191.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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