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Mrs. Jimenez from Thibodaux LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basics Are the Building Blocks of Science

My students need 2 hotplates, beakers, safety glasses, and other basic science tools.

  • $800 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My Physical, Life, Earth, and Environmental Science classroom is a place of challenge, exploration, and discovery. Scholars spend two years with me learning important science inquiry, analyzation, and STEM skills they will need as they move forward to high school and college.

The scholars are seventh and eighth graders in a small bayou town.

They are excited to explore the world around them through the lens of a scientist. Their capacity for critical thinking is expanded greatly through experimentation, questioning, and observation. They are always willing to ask the difficult questions and try something new.

My Project

The use of hands-on labs and investigations are essential parts of learning in my classroom. Using the 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) model in science, scholars are first Engaged in a new concept through demonstrations and activities. Then they Explore the concept through trials, experiments, stations, and labs. The hotplates, pipettes, safety glasses, and beakers would allow them to engage, explore, and elaborate in a safer, are the most basic of tools needed for them to be able to explore in a more stable, safer, more effective, more efficient manner. Because our scholars are currently measuring, experimenting, and conducting lab activities with inadequate supplies, spills, irregular measurements, and uneven heating are just a few of the problems that arise. By giving them the proper tools they need, students will be able to avoid all of these problems and focus on increasing their learning!

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase scholar safety and scientific accuracy, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on the scientific inquiry, not worry over safety concerns or adaptive, inaccurate procedures and measurements. Plus you will help create a more laboratory-like environment, which just screams SCIENCE! Can you say dissection? Chemical reactions? Exploration?

Mrs. Jimenez
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Analog Laboratory Magnetic Stirrer Hotplate, 12cm x 12cm (~5x5inch) Panel, 380°C, 100-1600rpm, 110V (SH-2) • Amazon Business $99.00 2 $198.00
Lab-Aids Strawberry DNA Extraction Kit 79 • Amazon Business $85.23 1 $85.23
2Pcs Round White Plastic Plants Pot Saucer Trays,for holding Soil and Water Drips,Excellent For Indoor & Outdoor Plants. (13.7in) • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
Ajax Scientific 10 Piece Density Block Set • Amazon Business $16.78 3 $50.34
Gateway Safety 4699 StarLite Gumballs Safety Glasses, Clear Lens, All Colors Included (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $14.89 3 $44.67
Set of 4 General Purpose Plastic Funnels. Assorted Sizes Nested Funnel Set • Amazon Business $5.25 6 $31.50
Norpro Nylon Baster • Amazon Business $3.95 6 $23.70
WPI CG-0009 Borosilicate Glass Griffin Beaker with Spout, 600mL Capacity (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Eisco Labs Beaker - 150mL, Borosilicate Glass, 125mL graduation Low form - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $19.39 1 $19.39
Clear Glass Beverage/Sauce Bottles, 12 Oz - Case of 12 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Luxxi (3 Pack) Slant Tweezers - Precision Stainless Steel Slant Tip Tweezers Hair Plucker for Hair and Eyebrows Personal Care (Silver Tone) • Amazon Business $6.25 2 $12.50
Ultimate Bottle & Tube Brush Cleaning Set 9 Sizes & Shapes - Natural & Synthetic Bristles By ProTool • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
JPSOR 200pcs 1ml Disposable Plastic Transfer Pipettes with Scale • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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