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Mrs. McHugh from New Orleans LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AP Environmental Science Lab Consumables

My students need refills for our annual bio fuel inquiry lab, micropipets and dissolved oxygen refills.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our high school was founded in 1957 as a school for the gifted children of New Orleans. The founders had a vision. Inspired by the launch of Sputnik and the space race, an American educational revolution was just beginning. Our school opened ahead of the National Defense Education Act that would put new focus on science and mathematics.

We serve a population of students with high intellectual potential from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds (61% minority).

A vast majority of our students will choose scientific careers. We serve 200 ninth graders and 200 tenth graders as well as 200 eleventh and 12th graders in AP science classes each year: Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Earth Science.

However, our young people also enjoy extra curricular activities, and they are very active with 7-+ clubs.

My Project

Students will be able to test questions they formulate themselves about a part of the energy industry that isn't easily understood by the general public.

Students will decide if BioFuel is a feasible solution to traditional fossil fuels, and what the potential problems and solutions might be.

Inquiry activities are essential for real world problem solving.

Here are some of the activities that will be conducted:

Biomass to Biofuel: Grasses for Ethanol Production kits will be used to allow students to engage in inquiry related to the first step of biofuel production; the dissolved oxygen refill kit will continue to allow me to offer lab extensions; and the micro-pipettes are consumables used in all AP Environmental Science Labs and lab extensions.

These are essential activities to build skills and confidence that students need to be successful in STEM related fields. These are critical skills for college readiness and the workforce. All regions of the country must consider solutions to energy problem and questions posed by this lab activity.

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Investigations for AP Environmental Science: Biomass to Biofuel: Grasses for Ethanol Production 8-Station Refill (with perishable) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $57.55 5 $287.75
CHEMetrics Dissolved Oxygen Refill • Carolina Biological Supply Company $32.35 1 $32.35
Microchemistry Pipets, Super Jumbo, Overall Length 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.68 1 $4.68

Materials cost

$324.78

Vendor shipping charges

$32.48

State sales tax

$28.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.21

Total project goal

$494.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.76

1 Donor

-$494.76

Donations toward project cost

-$420.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.21

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$0.00

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