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Mrs. Armellino from Tracy CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Awakening Curiosity in Middle School

My students need an electronic balance scale to have access to 21st century learning technology and experiences.

  • $194 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful and full of energy! They love hands-on, active, engaging projects. We are working with the New Generation Science Standards which focuses on student inquiry. The idea of student inquiry is new and Middle School students struggle to understand their new role as investigators especially with limited 21st century tools and technology.

These students are my inspiration everyday!

We are a Title I School in Northern CA where many students have never been outside of our small city. The goal is to give my students opportunities to investigate more of their world and re-awaken their natural curiosity and thirst for answers. To allow them to question nature, to plan and conduct investigations and to find their own answers without being bogged down and frustrated with outdated, inefficient tools.

My students will benefit from new experiences both in the classroom and outside of it, to see our world in a new way, with questioning minds.

My Project

The electronic scale will allow students to measure mass more accurately, use their time more efficiently and reach the lesson's objective more quickly when measuring the masses of various objects.

They have previously learned to use manual triple beam balances during measuring labs, however for most of the year measuring practice is not the objective of the lesson.

Instead, students are working to prove their hypotheses through experiment ion, collecting and analyzing data while investigating various properties in order to find answers to their lines of inquiry.

Students will use this lab tool frequently throughout the school year, benefiting from its accuracy and speed.

Mrs. Armellino
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
High Precision Digital Accurate Analytical Electronic Balance Laboratory Weighing Industrial Scale with Counting Function Lab Scale CE 0.1g (3kg, 0.1g) • Amazon Business $121.50 1 $121.50

Materials cost

$121.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.02

Total project goal

$193.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$193.46

4 Donors

-$193.46

Donations toward project cost

-$164.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.02

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$0.00

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