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Mrs. Joly from Saint Paul MN is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Crystals in the Chemistry Classroom!

Help me give my students the opportunity to examine crystals in a lab setting. The microscopes will enable my students to have the same experience in my classroom as students who are in more affluent districts.

  • $2,132 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a very diverse population of students in the Saint Paul Public School district in St. Paul, MN. My school has the largest English language learner population, and 96% of our students receive free and reduced-price lunches. Money is tight for all my students' families and my school and staff do their best to provide opportunities that the students deserve.

We are in need of unbreakable glassware including 600 mL and 1000 mL beakers along with 100mL graduated cylinders.

Additionally, many of our microscopes and broken and must be replaced.


My Project

Students will create crystals from molecules in the lab setting and then use microscopes to examine their 3D structures. This will tie into the unit on molecular structure. The compound microscopes will provide the magnification needed to view these structures. Once completed, students will have a better understanding of the crystalline world.

Students will be able to apply what they have learned through this project to work in industry, medicine, and so many other future career pathways.

This project will help my students see where a career in chemistry can lead them.

Mrs. Joly
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe CFL Educational Microscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $233.10 6 $1,398.60
Graduated Cylinder, Polypropylene, 250 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.02 20 $140.40
Graduated Cylinder, Polypropylene, 100 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.58 20 $111.60
Polypropylene Beakers, 500 mL, Pack of 4 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.41 6 $104.46

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