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Ms. Burmeister from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic High School Science Lab Equipment

The cost of various science equiptment from Sargent Welch is $2038, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $2,070 goal

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For years the lack of science laboratory equipment in many of the New York City public high schools has been a serious problem. However, science teachers have managed to do their work by sharing the small amount of available equipment because laboratory rooms were centralized around a science department. All science students in a high school came to the same few laboratory rooms located near a science stock room. Now that the large high schools are being subdivided into smaller high schools, the science laboratories are being relocated throughout the building or buildings, often in regular classrooms without water or equipment. Not anticipating this problem the New York City administrators did not allocate additional funds. Many science teachers have resorted to teaching paper and pencil labs that eliminate the need for equipment. This is a disservice to students who need the experience of collecting and analyzing real data and who need the practice to pass the state mandated Regents exams. As a teacher at the Law and Public Service House of Washington Irving High School I present to DonorsChoose my list of essential laboratory equipment. From year to year I have been assigned to teach biology, earth science,and physical science. The following equiptment is needed: 1. Microscopes 2. Triple beam balances 3. Models: skeleton and torso 4. Globe 5. Models for making and understanding contour maps 6. Ring stands with buret clamps and 1 ring clamp 7. Ceramic wire gauze 8. Hot plate 9. Drying rack 10. Test tube racks, test tube holders, and test tube brushes 11. Utility cart 12. Glassware (small assortment of beakers, graduated cylinders, test tubes, watch glasses, and flasks) 13. Polypropylene (beakers, funnels, and graduated cylinders) 14. Heat Resistant gloves 15. Safety glasses

Ms. Burmeister
Grades 9-12
  • Washington Irving High School
  • New York, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MODEL-MINI TORSO • Sargent Welch $215.00 1 $215.00
SUPPORT RACK DRAIN PE, 32-PEG • Sargent Welch $76.95 1 $76.95
TUBES TEST 36 ML GLS KIMAX 20X • Lab Safety Supply $67.40 1 $67.40
FLASK 250ML, VALUEWARE 10/PK • Sargent Welch $23.55 1 $23.55
FLASK 125ML, VALUEWARE 10/PK • Sargent Welch $20.00 1 $20.00
FUNNEL POWDER PP - 150MM, 4/PK • Sargent Welch $14.50 1 $14.50
BASE SUPPORT W/ ROD, 5 X 7, ROD 20IN • Sargent Welch $13.50 10 $135.00
FUNNEL-108MM DIAMETER, 12/PK • Sargent Welch $12.20 1 $12.20
BEAKER STUDNT 600ML 1005, 6/CS • Sargent Welch $11.70 5 $58.50
FLASK 500ML, VALUEWARE 4/PK • Sargent Welch $11.70 2 $23.40
RING SUPPORT WITH CLAMP - 4" • Sargent Welch $10.65 2 $21.30
CYLINDER GRAD PMP - 500ML • Sargent Welch $9.45 20 $189.00
MORTAR & PESTLE - 100ML • Sargent Welch $9.15 2 $18.30
FUNNEL-70MM DIAMETER, 12/PK • Sargent Welch $7.50 1 $7.50
SUPPORT TEST TUBE PE, 12-PLACE • Sargent Welch $5.80 15 $87.00
CYLINDER GRAD PMP - 100ML • Sargent Welch $5.61 20 $112.20
CYLINDER 100ML, VALUEWARE • Sargent Welch $5.30 5 $26.50
CYLINDER GRAD PMP - 50ML • Sargent Welch $4.50 20 $90.00
CYLINDER GRAD PMP - 25ML • Sargent Welch $3.55 10 $35.50
BEAKER GRADUATED PP - 500ML • Sargent Welch $3.20 20 $64.00
BRUSH T-TUBE RADIAL - 11-1/4" • Sargent Welch $2.90 4 $11.60
WATCH GLASS, PYREX(R),100MM,EA • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.50 20 $50.00
WIRE GAUZE W/CERAM CTR - 4X4IN • Sargent Welch $1.80 4 $7.20
BRUSH T-TUBE RADIAL MED 9-1/4" • Sargent Welch $1.65 4 $6.60
BEAKER GRADUATED PP - 250ML • Sargent Welch $1.60 20 $32.00
CLAMP T-TUBE STODDARD - BRASS • Sargent Welch $1.50 20 $30.00
BEAKER GRADUATED PP - 100ML • Sargent Welch $1.30 20 $26.00
BRUSH T-TUBE RADIALLY TUFTD 8" • Sargent Welch $1.20 4 $4.80
BEAKER GRADUATED PP - 50ML • Sargent Welch $1.20 20 $24.00

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