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Mrs. M. from Richmond VA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Balancing Act

My project needs 3 triple beam balances to incorporate scientific inquiry labs into our curriculum.

  • $524 goal

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I teach in an inner city school in Richmond, VA. We are classified as a Title I school because of the high percentage of students who receive free or reduced lunch (86%). I teach the best and the brightest students our school has. I teach Life and Physical Science, so I lay the foundation for all of the high school sciences. Unfortunately, we do not have the necessary equipment to provide hands-on learning experiences in science - even the most basic of weighing objects. Research has shown repeatedly that students achieve higher standardized test scores as well as demonstrate a higher level of understanding when they participate in hands-on science labs. I would like to close this gap that my students face and bring my science classroom up to the current learning standards, and having the right equipment is a step in that direction. I have been developing hands-on laboratory activities that utilize the equipment I am requesting. These balances can be used as the main focus of a laboratory exercise and they can be used as a supplementary part of a scientific inquiry project. You can help my students reach across the achievement gap and contribute to their development as life long learners by enriching our classroom with your generosity.

Mrs. M.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ohaus® Triple Beam Balance • Frey Scientific, Inc. $122.00 3 $366.00

Materials cost

$366.00

Vendor shipping charges

$36.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$429.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.17

Total project goal

$523.17

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.17

6 Donors

-$504.71

Donations toward project cost

-$429.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.46

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$0.00

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