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Mrs. Burns from Durham NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Breaking Out of the Boring Science Classroom

My students need supplies, such as a variety of locks, UV flashlights to reveal clues, flash drives for viewing video clues, etc. to complete high interest games, such as Escape Room, for review.

  • $510 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

With budget cuts becoming more and more of a reality in my state, my students are facing less and less in our classrooms. My students need basic supplies in order to complete assignments in class, complete group work, games, projects, and more.

My students are 7th graders in North Carolina.

We have a completely diverse population and range from extremely high ability levels to extremely low ability levels. A lot of them come from single-parent families, and therefore they might not always get the support that they need at home. My students come in every day, eager for fun activities to help them remain engaged in the learning process.

My Project

My project is to gain the following items in order to complete the break out kits that I started to build this past school year. When I have created and implemented these games, I have had 100% participation!

Students have been engaged, excited, and applying the information that they have learned in class in order to get the final lock open.

I have picked up some items along the way this year from the dollar store, etc. in order to complete these games, but I have learned that I need to use heavier duty materials if they are going to withstand the excitement during the competition among 7th graders!

Mrs. Burns
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vaultz Locking Utility Box with Combination Lock, Black on Black (VZ00192) • Amazon Business $12.99 8 $103.92
TaoTronics Black Light, UV Flashlights, Blacklight, 12 Ultraviolet Led Flashlight with Free AAA Duracell Batteries, Pets Urine and Stains Detector • Amazon Business $9.49 8 $75.92
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 8 $63.84
JOIOT 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Thumb Drive Jump Drive with LED for Fold Data Storage, Memory Stick, Zip Drives, Pen Drive - Black (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $20.69 2 $41.38
Change Your Own Color and Combination, Open Alert Indicator, 4 Digit TSA Lock, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
OEMTOOLS 22179 19" Tool Box with Removable Tool Tray • Amazon Business $25.15 1 $25.15
Master Lock Lockout Hasp with Vinyl Coated Handle and Locking Tabs, 1-1/2" Inside Jaw Diameter • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
Set of 3 Invisible UV Blacklight Ink Marker Blue Red Yellow • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25

Materials cost

$368.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.37

Total project goal

$509.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$509.14

2 Donors

-$509.14

Donations toward project cost

-$432.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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