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Dr. Edwards from Childersburg AL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Breaking Out From Traditional Learning

Help me give my students the combination locks, UV lights, and toolboxes needed to create their break out boxes.

  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of the students at our school come from low/no income families and asking the parents to fund projects such as this one is not always an option. Many of our community leaders will help when they can, but by others supporting this project, they can still support some of our every year needs.

Our students love to learn hands-on.

This project will allow them to have a hands-on activity that causes them to collaborate and use critical thinking skills. The activity can be adapted to several subjects and reused for several topics.

My Project

We will be creating break out boxes where students will have to answer questions about topics we are learning in class and use the answers to open combination locks that are keeping safe the prize of the lesson. Students are given scenarios with clues that will help them to figure out the combinations to the locks that hold the tool box closed. After removing all the locks, students can find the answer to the main objective of the topic.

Students have to collaborate and use critical thinking skills to solve the puzzle.

It allow them to use what they know along with deciphering the rest to make the topic more memorable.

Dr. Edwards
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Master Lock 1500iD Set Your Own Directional Combination Padlock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.98 8 $63.84
Saim Light-duty Toolbox Portable Plastic Hand Tool Box with One Main Compartment and Small Storage in Lid • Amazon Business $10.59 5 $52.95
BV 5 Digit Combination Alloy Padlock - Safety Lock for Toolbox, Closet & Gym Locker (Blue) • Amazon Business $8.98 5 $44.90
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.05 5 $40.25
Master Lock 1500iD Set Your Own Directional Combination Padlock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.98 5 $39.90
Master Lock Lockout Tagout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1-1/2 in Jaw Clearance, 421 • Amazon Business $4.75 8 $38.00
4 Digit TSA Approved Luggage Lock, 6 Pack, Change Your Own Color and Combination, Inspection Indicator, Alloy Body • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
TSA Approved Cable Luggage Locks, 6 Pack, Easy Read Dials with Alloy Body • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Findway 5 UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors,Pet Urine Detector for Dog Urine,Pet Stains and Bed Bug Detector,Dog Urine Remover • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Master Lock Lockout Tagout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1-1/2 in Jaw Clearance, 421 • Amazon Business $4.75 5 $23.75
4 Digit TSA Approved Luggage Lock, 4 Pack, Change Your Own Color and Combination, Inspection Indicator, Alloy Body • Amazon Business $20.45 1 $20.45
Invisible Pens Come in 3 INK COLORS! - Kids Party Toy Markers - Disappearing Ink Pens with UV Dark Light on Keychain - Awesome Stuff for Secret Message Writing - A Magic Secret Agent Spy Pen! • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96

Materials cost

$422.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.12

Total project goal

$580.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.80

2 Donors

-$580.80

Donations toward project cost

-$493.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.12

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$0.00

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