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Mrs. Elwick from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chemistry & Meteorology in Our Middle School Classroom

Help me give my students tools and supplies to study chemistry and meteorology!

  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is the second-year of our charter school with grades K through 9. We began this school year with five hundred seventy students. The majority of our students are military dependents. We are located adjacent to a military institution which is in the low-income region of our city.

I teach nine sections of STEM to a total of one hundred sixty-five students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th grade, who are fascinated by science and love doing labs and experiments.

We need tools to help make chemistry and meteorology alive in our labs!

My Project

Chemistry is our next unit where we will study the periodic table. The Elemental Block set will be the perfect study tool for students having a difficult time grasping the three major groups of elements and their properties. The Density Cube Set will be used for demonstrations performed by students. After the demonstration students will be able to individually study density with their own density study kits.

All students will get to see and experience the effects of density using the Floating Density Spheres and creating their own density columns.

During our meteorology unit, students will study Galileo and use their observations to compare his thermometer to the Celsius and Fahrenheit one we have in our classroom. They will also compare their observations on the digital Weather Wall Barometer to the weather ball to see if their results are the same.

Students are excited for their upcoming science units.

Mrs. Elwick
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Galileo Thermometer, 24 in • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.13 1 $99.13
Study of Density Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $52.78 1 $52.78
Weather Ball Barometer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.26 1 $41.26
Elemental Block Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $35.86 1 $35.86
Density Cube Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $30.55 1 $30.55
Floating Density Spheres Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.95 1 $22.95
ABO/Rh Eldoncard Student Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.75 2 $13.50
Classroom Thermometer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.68 1 $8.68
Acid/Base Indicator Strips, Pack of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.32 1 $4.32

Materials cost

$309.03

Vendor shipping charges

$30.90

State sales tax

$19.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.59

Total project goal

$463.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.94

1 Donor

-$394.35

Donations toward project cost

-$394.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$69.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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