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Ms. Regnier from Lexington KY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beyond Basics in Chemistry Class

My students need basic supplies and consumable materials that we will use for some cool chemistry demonstrations!

  • $532 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2018.

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My Students

My students come from low-income and working class families and are part of a long tradition of hard work and learning. Most of them have part time jobs after school, and what little they have, has not come easy to them.

Our school is the oldest and most crowded high school in the city.

Many of my students' parents and grandparents attended this very same school. Even with hardships, they have kind generous hearts. Most of them really need support, so I give them all I've got. They are willing to work hard for me in spite of my corny science jokes, because they know that I believe in them!

My Project

We don't just talk about chemistry in my class -- we DO IT! But we need materials! These materials will help my students meet their basic school supply needs so they can focus on learning cool science without worry! Most of my students have basic supplies for the first few weeks of school, but after supplies run out, many of them never get replacement items. Second semester is the biggest struggle. They turn to me for help, and I find myself buying school supplies myself so that they will have what they need.

In addition to basic supplies, we have several awesome chemistry class activities that require consumable materials such as balloons, candles, markers, and other items that are not part of our regular inventory.

Some of my favorite activities with these materials include exploding a balloon full of hydrogen gas, growing crystals with ionic compounds, gas law demonstrations, creating models of atomic orbitals, and testing different combinations of rocket fuel mixtures. Chemistry will mean so much more to my students if they get to go beyond book work and put the theory into practice!

Ms. Regnier
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 170 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 92 Black & 93 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 Cartridges (C9361WN, C9362WN) • Amazon Business $50.89 1 $50.89
Butane Lighter • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.03 6 $36.18
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, EnduraGlide, Chisel Tip, 12 Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $13.56 2 $27.12
SKKSTATIONERY Pre-sharpened pencils, Pencils Sharpened with eraser top, #2 HB pencil, 144/box. • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
PARTH IMPEX 12 Inches Clear Plastic Ruler (Pack of 6) with mm Digit Markings Straight Ruler Measuring Tool for Student Home Office School (12 Inch / 30 cm) • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
Lerner PACK Of 100 Clear Cup White Unscented Tea Light Candles Aprox 4.5 Hour Burning Time • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, 7-Pack (31472) • Amazon Business $10.91 2 $21.82
7 Period Teacher Lesson Plan; Days Horizontally Across the Top (W101) (+) Bonus Clip-in Bookmark (Blue Green Flowers) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster 65oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Crayola 40ct Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, Easter Basket Stuffers • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 1 Box • Amazon Business $8.21 2 $16.42
Tatco Helium-quality Latex Balloon - 12" Diameter - Assorted - 100 / Pack (TCO61100) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
ScienceGeek Cosmos Kinetic Mobile Desk Toy - Electronic Perpetual Motion • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Stretch Polyethylene Gloves, Medium, Box of 200 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.32 1 $13.32
Energizer AA Batteries, Double A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E91BP-24 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Energizer AAA Batteries, Triple A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E92BP-24 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil (200 Square Foot Roll) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
EXPO 80008 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Purple, 12-Count • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Carolina Mole Box • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.55 1 $8.55
MARKLIFE DYMO LetraTag Label Tape Refills Plastic Label Maker Cassette Black on White 1/2'' W x 13' L 2 Pack • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Black Ink (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Soft Pile Eraser, Extra-Large, Replacement Pad (9387) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03

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