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.

 

Ms. Deconinck from Santa Ana CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chasing the Sun

My students need 2 porcelain lamps and an air pollution demo kit to run labs for their AP Environmental Science class.

  • $322 goal

This project expired on January 17, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Science is all about doing: doing labs, doing experiments, doing it yourself. Unfortunately doing an air pollution lab is dangerous without the right tools.

My students are inner-city minority kids planning on going to college.

Many will be the first in their families to finish high school. Most will be the first in their families to attend college. Our school is helping them with that goal by providing them academically challenging courses such as AP Environmental Science. Our school is small, and we are able to keep class sizes capped at 25. As a result, our students are able to make huge gains in closing the achievement gap.

My Project

For most of my students, the AP Environmental Science course is their first exposure to environmental issues. They get particularly confused about the difference between green house gases, like carbon dioxide, and air pollutants, like ash and sulfur compounds. A lab that allows them to measure common air pollutants would really help them experience the difference. Although students could read about the difference, measuring the difference themselves is so much more meaningful. Not only would the kit enrich their understanding, but it would also give them practical skills in doing science. They would experience what it is like to be a scientist, and how scientists collect data. If they can do it themselves, my students can believe in their own capabilities.

These materials will enrich the lives of my students by giving them practical experience with science.

It will also help them understand two of the major topics of environmental science: air pollution and climate change. For students going to college despite the challenges, it is a huge inspiration.

Ms. Deconinck
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of 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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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 Ms. Deconinck is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Porcelain Lamp • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.75 2 $45.50
Carolina Exploring Air Pollution Generated by Fossil Fuel Combustion Demo Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $151.95 1 $151.95

Materials cost

$197.45

Vendor shipping charges

$19.74

State sales tax

$18.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$273.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.22

Total project goal

$321.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.44

5 Donors

-$321.44

Donations toward project cost

-$273.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.22

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":"Santa Ana","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[973829],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":617520,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chasing-the-sun/617520/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Deconinck","authorIds":{"973829":{"owner":"Ms. Deconinck","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[617520],"proposalHash":"715316256","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":166527,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTEwMDYyOQ==","NzM2ODQ4","MTY0OTM0","MTIzMTM5OQ==","MTAzNzIzNQ=="],"teacherId":973829,"schoolCounty":"Orange","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}