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Mrs. Ferguson from Anderson IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted 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

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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My students love doing labs but hate having to use outdated equipment that does not always work.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Our lab balances are outdated and unreliable.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

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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

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