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Ms. Cummings from Cashion AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building our Science Lab

My students need basic laboratory supplies and incentives to start the new school year.

  • $513 goal

This project expired on August 18, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the thrill you felt when walking into your science classroom on a lab day? Unfortunately, my 8th grade students don't get that feeling as often as I'd like. With a full set of lab supplies, I know I can provide them with a comprehensive and exciting science education

My incredible students come from a high poverty region in Arizona.

Sadly, many have already experienced more adversity in their short 13 years than most people experience in a lifetime. Each day is a struggle. Simple things like eating and transportation are stressful because the resources are simply nonexistent. Even their school, a place that should be a haven and positive environment, clearly lacks the capabilities to fully provide a rich and diverse education. To illustrate. the school is classified as a Title 1 school where over 90 percent of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. Even with all the challenges that my students face, they come to class each day eager to learn and improve their lives through knowledge. They love questioning and creating experiments despite our limited supplies. Their perseverance and resilience constantly push me to be both a better teacher and person.

My Project

Completing my set of lab supplies and being able to provide incentives for my students will transform my classroom. My classroom revolves around project based learning; however, there are many projects my students cannot engage in because of our supply deficit. A full set of safety goggles and stopwatches, plus construction paper and sticky notes, will enable my students to explore a myriad of projects. Engaging in such projects will ensure that a deep comprehension of vital science skills is achieved. Moreover, although my students are quite internally motivated, it would be wonderful to provide them with incentives throughout the school year. Rewarding great test scores and stellar lab reports will drive them to push themselves even further than they already do.

The combination of a complete lab set and rewards will have a tremendous influence on the success of my students.

They deserve the opportunity to explore every aspect of our curriculum in a meaningful and hands-on way. In addition, rewarding my students when they do well will push them to learn even more about science. If they develop strong critical thinking skills now, then I am certain that their futures will be much brighter.

Ms. Cummings
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 135 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frito Lay Variety Packs 60 Count • Quill.com $39.99 2 $79.98
TIMER MYCHRON PACK OF 12 • Frey Scientific $62.96 1 $62.96
Quill Brand Lightweight Construction Paper 9x12", Assorted Colors, 200-Sheets • Quill.com $3.41 18 $61.38
GLASSES SAFETY SEBRING 400 BLACK FRAME 76301 • Frey Scientific $1.76 32 $56.32
Book Rings, 2", 50 per pack • Quill.com $12.41 3 $37.23
Post-it Notes Original Pad, 3x3", Canary Yellow, 12 Pack • Quill.com $13.99 1 $13.99
Oxford Index Cards 3x5", Ruled, White • Quill.com $1.25 10 $12.50
Jolly Rancher Assorted Flavors, 3.75lb. • Quill.com $14.99 1 $14.99
PAPER,ACID NEUTRAL BASE,100/PK • Frey Scientific $1.44 8 $11.52
Wonka Mix-Ups Assorted Candy 48-oz. Bag • Quill.com $11.49 1 $11.49
Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Ink Pens Fine, Assorted • Quill.com $10.79 1 $10.79
TOOTHPICKS FLAT PACK OF 2500 - SCHOOL SMART • Frey Scientific $1.79 5 $8.95
Dum Dum Pops 200/Bag • Quill.com $7.99 1 $7.99
PTC Paper, Pack of100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.89 2 $7.78

Materials cost

$397.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$1.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.89

Total project goal

$512.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.62

7 Donors

-$407.62

Donations toward project cost

-$346.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.14

match offer

-$105.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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