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Ms. Ethel from New York NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chemistry in Action!

Help me give my students chemistry lab supplies to be able to do in-class experiments with the lab coats, potassium iodide, magnesium ribbon, and burette clamps and out in the field doing water testing with the salinity refractometers.

  • $579 goal

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My Students

My students attend a high-need high school in New York City. Our school focuses on developing critical thinkers that can express their understanding through projects and defending their work through oral presentations. Most of my students work hard at school, to get to school by public transit, and afterschool, work, take care of their family, or do sports, theater, or college prep.

My students ask curious questions and learn best through hands-on science explorations and involving their communities.

They build on their learning, have needs, and come to school to learn chemistry, neuroscience, computer science, math, and AP English. They ask questions and are curious - even about cacti and water evaporation and batteries and space!

My Project

These supplies will allow my students to experience chemistry firsthand, to learn about the interactions between molecules, and to better understand their neighborhood. I'd like to show students how redox reactions work and the power of reactions by using potassium iodide to make elephant toothpaste, and to practice professional and safe experiments by wearing lab coats.

Students will use the burette holders on ring stands to determine the amount of energy that is contained in the oils of nuts and the differences in calories between regular Cheetos and Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

We are located very close to Central Park in New York City and will use the salinity refractometers, along with the pH paper, to test the water quality throughout the park and make comparisons to their water at home and at school.

These supplies will make a huge difference to the understanding and success of my students' chemistry knowledge and skills. Thank you!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aquarium Salinity Refractometer with ATC Function,Saltwater Test Kit for Seawater, Pool, Aquarium, Fish Tank.Dual Scale: Specific Gravity & Salt Percent • Amazon Business $18.99 6 $113.94
United Scientific Supplies COBR3-FR Single Burette Clamp with Coated Jaws • Amazon Business $6.55 9 $58.95
Hydrochloric Acid Solution, 2M, 500mL - The Curated Chemical Collection • Amazon Business $26.40 2 $52.80
Litmus pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 1-14), 2 Packs of 100 Strips • Amazon Business $5.49 7 $38.43
Natural Uniforms Unisex 40 inch Lab Coat, White (Large) • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
Natural Uniforms Unisex 40 inch Lab Coat, White (XLarge) • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
Natural Uniforms Unisex 40 inch Lab Coat, White (Small) • Amazon Business $16.97 2 $33.94
Natural Uniforms Unisex 40 inch Lab Coat, White (M) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
2018 Periodic Table of Elements Vinyl Poster | XL Large Jumbo Sized at 54" | Chemistry Chart for Teachers, Students, Classroom Science Banner | Newest 118 Elements | Atomic Number, Weight (WHT) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Potassium Iodide, High Purity USP Crystals, 99.8 % min., 100 grams • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Wrisky 1Rolls 99.95% 25g 70ft Magnesium Ribbon High Purity Lab Chemicals New • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69

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