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Ms. McNair from New York NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chemistry Comes Alive In The Classroom

Help me give my students chemicals, solutions, lab kits, and chemistry card games representing the elements and their charges to help them succeed.

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are future scientists! They commute from all over New York City to attend school in Harlem, however, the majority of students are from the Bronx, Brooklyn or the Harlem area itself. They are also of varying backgrounds, but the majority of students are African American/Black or Hispanic. Our school is big, it includes a middle school as well as a high school so we house over 1,000 students in the entire building.

My high school students are eager, ready to learn, and ready for new experiences in science.

Although some of them come in below reading and math level, they fight every day to do their best. They persevere and overcome and they rise to the top. I am proud of them every day!

My Project

The lab experience helps to bring chemistry alive in the classroom. Learning the concepts and the theories and performing the calculations are just not enough. These supplies will help students to perform experiments that allow them to see the theories work before them and to see the concepts coming to life on their lab benches. It is that extra step that will seal in what that theory or concept really represents.

Lab experiences help students to transform into scientists.

They are able to combine chemicals safely, record observations, collect data, analyze results and make claims and conclusions. These supplies will allow my students to do all of that!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARDS CHEMICAL NOMENCLATURE • Frey Scientific $28.39 1 $28.39
MOLYMOD BUCKMINSTERFULLERENE C60 • Frey Scientific $23.92 1 $23.92
SGL OXIDATION-REDUCTION REACTIONS • Frey Scientific $22.71 1 $22.71
STRIPS HYDRION SPECTRAL PH 0-14 • Frey Scientific $14.19 1 $14.19
CHEM CUPRIC SULFATE ANHYD PWD RG 100G • Frey Scientific $13.70 1 $13.70
CHEM SODIUM HYDROXIDE 1.0M LG 1L • Frey Scientific $13.70 1 $13.70
CHEM MANGANESE (IV) DIOXIDE 99 PCT RG 500G • Frey Scientific $12.49 1 $12.49
CHEM HYDROCHLORIC ACID SOL 6.0M 2X1L LG • Frey Scientific $12.20 1 $12.20
ZINC PIECES 1 CM SQUARE PK • Frey Scientific $11.42 1 $11.42
CHEM ALUMINUM STRIPS LG PK/30 • Frey Scientific $11.07 1 $11.07
ELEMENTALS CHEMISTRY CARD GAME • Frey Scientific $10.86 1 $10.86
CHEM MANGANESE (II) SULFATE MONO RG 100G • Frey Scientific $10.71 1 $10.71
CHEM HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 3 PCT RG 500ML • Frey Scientific $10.29 1 $10.29
CHEM HYDROCHLORIC ACID SOL 1.0M CASE/2 1L • Frey Scientific $9.15 1 $9.15
CHEM SILVER NITRATE 0.1M AQ LG 100ML • Frey Scientific $9.15 1 $9.15
CHEM BUFFER SOLUTION PH4 RG 500ML • Frey Scientific $7.66 1 $7.66
CHEM STARCH CORN PWD LG 500G • Frey Scientific $6.88 1 $6.88
CHEM BUFFER SOLUTION PH10 RG 500ML • Frey Scientific $6.88 1 $6.88
CHEM MANGANESE (IV) DIOXIDE 85 PCT LG 500G • Frey Scientific $6.81 1 $6.81
CHEM BUFFER SOL PH 3.00 1L LG • Frey Scientific $6.60 1 $6.60
CHEM POTASSIUM IODIDE 0.1M LG 1L • Frey Scientific $6.45 1 $6.45
CHEM POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE RG 100G • Frey Scientific $5.74 1 $5.74
CHEM GRAMS IODINE LG 100ML • Frey Scientific $5.60 1 $5.60
CHEM BROMOTHYMOL BLUE 0.04 PCT LG 1L • Frey Scientific $5.39 1 $5.39
CHEM BUFFER SOLUTION PH9 LG 500ML • Frey Scientific $5.32 1 $5.32
CHEM LEMON JUICE LG 500ML • Frey Scientific $5.32 1 $5.32
CHEM BUFFER SOLUTION PH7 LG 1L • Frey Scientific $5.32 1 $5.32
CHEM DEIONIZED WATER LG 1GAL • Frey Scientific $5.32 1 $5.32
BUFFER PH 4.0 RED 500ML • Frey Scientific $5.03 1 $5.03
BUFFER PH 10.0 BLUE 500ML • Frey Scientific $5.03 1 $5.03
CHEM BUFFER SOL PH 2.00 1L LG • Frey Scientific $4.75 1 $4.75
CHEM HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 6 PCT RG 500ML • Frey Scientific $4.54 1 $4.54
CHEM UNIVERSAL INDICATOR SOL 25ML • Frey Scientific $4.54 1 $4.54
CHEM VINEGAR WHITE LG 500ML (16OZ) • Frey Scientific $4.54 1 $4.54
CHEM BUFFER SOLUTION PH 8.00 1L • Frey Scientific $3.97 1 $3.97
CHEM PHENOLPHTHALEIN SOLUTION 1.0% (ALC) 30ML • Frey Scientific $3.97 1 $3.97
CHEM AMMONIA SOLUTION HOUSEHOLD 500ML • Frey Scientific $3.97 1 $3.97
CHEM COPPER (II) CHLORIDE SOL 0.5M 500ML • Frey Scientific $3.90 1 $3.90
CHEM BUFFER SOLUTION PH 6.00 500ML • Frey Scientific $3.61 1 $3.61
CHEM SODIUM CHLORIDE L/G CRYSTAL 500G • Frey Scientific $3.40 1 $3.40

Materials cost

$344.49

Vendor shipping charges

$41.34

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.29

Total project goal

$495.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.29

3 Donors

-$495.29

Donations toward project cost

-$421.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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