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Mrs. Ocaña from Lee ME is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Empower Our Future Scientists!

Help me give my students digital balances and graduated cylinders to support their curiosity and love of science.

  • $440 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school strives to foster a love of learning in every single student that walks through our doors. To uphold this value in my own classroom, I arrive at school each day with excitement and enthusiasm for each lesson. The best way I can support a love of learning is to love what I teach!

I love that has the unique ability to engage students through incredible experiments and demonstrations.

Students see that learning can be fun when they see the concepts they are learning about for themselves rather than just reading about them in books.

My Project

One of the best tools I have to help my students to learn scientific concepts is the use of experiments and demonstrations. They are the things that stick in a child's brain! In order for students to get the most out of these experiences, it is essential that everything is done right. Accurately measuring weight and volume is essential to the success of many scientific demonstrations and experiments.

With these tools, my students will be able to see that science is an experience - not just a class.

Not only will I be able to give memorable demonstrations while my students are acquiring knowledge, but also students will be able to independently explore science and be inspired by what they discover through their own work.

Mrs. Ocaña
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Compact Balance, 5,200 g Capacity, 1.0 g Readability • Carolina Biological Supply Company $85.50 2 $171.00
Carolina Cylinder Starter Pack • Carolina Biological Supply Company $62.10 2 $124.20
FedEx small parcel freight • Carolina Biological Supply Company $0.00 1 $0.00
FedEx small parcel freight • Carolina Biological Supply Company $0.00 1 $0.00

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