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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

 

Mr. Johnson from New Britain CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cells. One Building Block at a Time

Help me give my students the pieces they need to create the building blocks of life, Cells!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In any great success story, no one has ever gone straight to the top. There are always obstacles, choices, and failures. All of my students have run into their obstacles, made the wrong choices, and failed. That is what I believe to be most intriguing about them. Rather than having a road paved for them, they have to pave it themselves.

All of my students were at risk of dropping out, and are now taking full advantage of their second chance.

Our school was designed to support students who have struggled in the traditional classroom setting with traditional classroom teaching. These supplies will help them learn curriculum objectives while overcoming obstacles, making the right choices, and being successful.

My Project

In the past, the struggle for a good project often came from finding the materials to do it. Sometimes it is bugging the art teacher for materials or grabbing leftover boxes from the custodian's closet. It makes sense that a bunch of Legos would be a perfect tool for my students to build their cell with something that they are already used to.

These blocks will allow my students to build, create, and learn about cells through a hands on approach.

Through sharing Legos and ideas, my students will be building soft skills and an understanding of the building blocks of life. Hands on activities complete the blended learning model and provide my students with the best learning opportunity.

Mr. Johnson
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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

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 Mr. Johnson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
XL Bulk Set • LEGO Education $216.95 1 $216.95
Community Starter Set • LEGO Education $214.95 1 $214.95

Materials cost

$431.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.30

Total project goal

$568.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.68

2 Donors

-$474.56

Donations toward project cost

-$415.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.18

match offer

-$80.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

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":"New Britain","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6701565],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4662554,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/cells-one-building-block-at-a-time/4662554/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":45,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Johnson","authorIds":{"6701565":{"owner":"Mr. Johnson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4662554],"proposalHash":"-867712128","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21457807,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Njk1OTE0NQ==","NjcwMTU2NQ==","NTU5MDUxNw=="],"teacherId":6701565,"schoolCounty":"Hartford","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}