You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Ferguson from Anderson IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Balance Back To Our Lab

My students need a balance at every lab station. I chose the Fristaden model because it seems to be reliable and is a quarter of the cost of the balances sold by our supply companies.

  • $1,068 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Integrated Chemistry and Physics, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry and Chemistry II Dual Credit to approximately 120 students each year at a high-poverty urban school.

"This balance isn't working!" This is a comment I have heard many times during the last 2 school years.

My students love doing labs but hate having to use outdated equipment that does not always work.

My classes serve a wide variety of students. I have both high-performing 10-12 graders in my AP chem and chem II courses, 9-10 graders in my honors chemistry course, and low-performing 10-12 graders in my integrated chemistry and physics class. In my classroom, I have many students with disabilities and English language learners. These students should be able to use updated lab equipment to better prepare for college or a career.

My Project

Our lab balances are outdated and unreliable. Also, I do not have a balance at every lab station and most classes have to share one balance with one or two other groups. I have my students working in the lab and using the balances, on average, 2-3 times a week. Every time we use them, I have to spend time fixing them for my students before they can use them for measurements. Our lab efficiency is very important with 45-minute classes. This project would greatly impact my students by allowing them to make more reliable mass measurements, get better lab results, and spend less time waiting for me to fix their balance before use.

Mrs. Ferguson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 108 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Ferguson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fristaden Lab Digital Precision Analytical Balance Lab Scale 1000g x 0.01g Self Calibrating Scale 0.1g Accuracy Weighs Grams or Ounces with Weighing Tray Glass Shield and Power Adapter • Amazon Business $144.00 6 $864.00

Materials cost

$864.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$906.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.05

Total project goal

$1,067.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,067.01

4 Donors

-$1,067.01

Donations toward project cost

-$906.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Anderson","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5184889],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3099721,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bring-balance-back-to-our-lab/3099721/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":108,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Ferguson","authorIds":{"5184889":{"owner":"Mrs. Ferguson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3099721],"proposalHash":"-1794768983","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5184889_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1519323388257","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21142715,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDA2NTkwNw==","NTIzNDM4NQ==","NTIwNzg4OA==","NTE4NDg4OQ=="],"teacherId":5184889,"schoolCounty":"Madison","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IN","name":"Indiana"}}