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Mrs. DeNay Smith from Smithfield VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Atomic Construction

My students need atom building kits and an atom explanation poster.

  • $411 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a rural school of approximately 800 students in grades 4-6. We are a little unusual in our makeup but it works for us.

My classroom makeup is a mixture of abilities and personalities.

This makes for a lot of good cooperative learning and differentiation.

My students are active learners and we spend a lot of time moving and spreading out in our classroom. We spend a lot of time creating things and exploring and need a lot of space.

My Project

These materials will help my students to visualize the structure of atoms, molecules and compounds so they are better able to differentiate between the three. This is a difficult skill for them. But through much practice and repetition, I am hopeful that they are able to see the difference. They understand that atoms make molecules and elements make compounds, but they need to understand the more complex idea that all molecules are compounds, but not all compounds are molecules. Be able to build molecules and compounds and compare and contrast what makes up each will give them the visual they need to be successful with this.

Mrs. DeNay Smith
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Molecular Model Kit Wooden • Nasco $34.50 8 $276.00
Atoms Elements Molecules and Compounds Colossal Poster • Nasco $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$285.95

Vendor shipping charges

$28.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$348.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.56

Total project goal

$410.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$410.40

5 Donors

-$400.40

Donations toward project cost

-$340.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.06

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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