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Ms. Stoica from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balancing Act

My students need a balance to measure masses of chemicals accurately!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

To say that my students have led challenging lives is an understatement. My students come from a district where the high school drop-out rate is well above 50%, yet they have succeeded in reaching their final years of high school and have given themselves the goal of going on to college.

Many of my students will be the first in their family to go to college, and some will be the first to graduate high school.

These students enrolled in chemistry to challenge themselves and to develop the problem-solving skills necessary for college. Some even have goals of working in chemistry-based fields such as forensics and medical sciences. Many of them work to make ends meet at home, and don't have time or money to contribute to fundraising.

Despite these challenges, my students are enthusiastic and eager to learn and get their hands dirty. However, given ever-increasing budget constraints, our school does not have the funds to adequately stock even basic laboratory supplies for chemistry.

My Project

My students have difficulty in maintaining motivation throughout the year, and nothing motivates them more than hands-on activities. They learn best when they're able to see the concept in action. So many chemistry concepts are abstract and seem unbelievable or just plain difficult.

In chemistry, we constantly seek the answer to the questions "What is it," and "How do we know?" One way we identify substances is to do reactions and observe its chemical and physical properties.

Just like cooking from a recipe, we need to be able to measure how much we use! In chemistry, mass is one of the most important measurements that we take in nearly every experiment. Funding a balance that reads to two decimal places will allow my students to be accurate in their measurements.

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Ms. Stoica
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Electronic Balance, 300 g, Readability 0.01 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $406.80 1 $406.80

Materials cost

$406.80

Vendor shipping charges

$40.68

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.34

Total project goal

$568.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.92

5 Donors

-$410.00

Donations toward project cost

-$378.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

match offer

-$123.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$105.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

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$0.00

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