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Ms. Netherton from Orange CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AP Chemistry, Physiology and Physics

My students need AP Chemistry required lab kits, dissection specimens, and constant velocity cars.

  • $1,443 goal

This project expired on January 17, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science." (Hubble) I teach 4 different subjects, so my classroom is filled with a wealth of variety. I strive to provide hands on experiences to intrigue and motivate my students. My kids "do" science.

Our school is wonderfully diverse, with students from all cultures, socioeconomic conditions, and background experiences.

About 60% of our students are from low income households. Often, they are the first in their family with hopes of attending college. They are excited about learning, eager to please, and longing for a chance to succeed. Our school works very hard to allow equal access for all of our students to participate and succeed in A-G sciences and AP courses to maximize their chances of attending top colleges and universities. Providing these opportunities requires funding that we often lack.

My Project

My AP Chemistry students will use the kits to fulfill the College Board requirement for 16 formal labs. This set of labs includes investigations with spectroscopy, titrations, calorimetry, buffering, kinetics, and stoichiometry. All of these labs require formal lab reports kept in laboratory notebooks that are often required by colleges and universities for admission. My physiology students will use the sheep hearts to study the cardiovascular system, and the cow eyes to study the sensory system. Such dissection experiences provide concrete and comprehensible examples for physiological concepts. My conceptual physics students will use the constant velocity cars in a variety of experiments to learn about motion and forces.They enjoy the hand-on demonstration of the often difficult concepts of physics.

Donations for my project will make science more interesting and memorable for my students.

When class is more interesting, the students are more likely to succeed. When students succeed, the doors are opened for their future. They have have more choices for where they go to college and what they can study.

Ms. Netherton
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Investigations for AP Chemistry: Complete Laboratory Package • Carolina Biological Supply Company $585.00 1 $585.00
Carolinas Perfect Solution Pig Heart, Plain, 1 Per Bag • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.55 27 $230.85
Constant Velocity Car • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.90 10 $99.00
Carolinas Perfect Solution Cow Eye, Plain, Pail • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.83 27 $76.41

Materials cost

$991.26

Vendor shipping charges

$99.13

State sales tax

$90.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,225.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$216.35

Total project goal

$1,442.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,442.31

1 Donor

-$1,442.31

Donations toward project cost

-$1,225.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$216.35

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$0.00

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