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Mrs. Reed from Memphis TN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape Boredom with our Science Escape Room

My students need lock boxes, different types of locks, invisible markers, and UV flashlights to make our classroom escape lessons more exciting.

  • $296 goal

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My Students

My students want to be challenged. They love science and love to work in cooperative groups. However, they are tired of the same kind of activities year after year. Sometimes it is not possible for me to bring in the "latest and greatest" activities for them due to cost of materials and/or liabilities.

My students are smart, curious, creative, and active learners.

They are your typical middle school student. They forget their homework, they forget to turn in classwork, they don't like to study and this is typical behavior of many middle school students. However, during instruction my eighth graders are eager to show me what they know and they LOVE to solve problems. Therefore, I am constantly adapting new techniques to keep them engaged.

My Project

Students will work in cooperative groups to demonstrate their knowledge of science concepts. Students will be having fun and learning at the same time. The requested materials will supplement our escape room lessons. Instead of having plain envelopes to store the solutions and prizes we will use lock boxes. Students will solve content related problems to retrieve the codes to the locks that unlock the boxes. At times, they will have to use the UV flashlight to see clues that I have left. Cool Right? The entire lesson will be related to the current learning goal (objective).

ALL learning types are incorporated within the Escape lessons.

Escape lessons are designed with the visual, auditory and kinesthetic learner in mind. It doesn't matter if the student is gifted, traditional, or have disabilities. This is for all students. Escape lessons reinforce critical thinking, teamwork, and problems solving. And as a teacher bonus, it keeps the students on task!

Mrs. Reed
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Portable Lockable Box The ONLY 9 inch Lock + Box with Handle- Free Combination Lock to Secure Valuables • Amazon Business $10.99 8 $87.92
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.84 4 $35.36
Linkax UV LED Flashlight Black Light UV Lights 9 LED Ultraviolet Blacklight Flashlights Pets Urine and Stains Detector on Clothes Carpet Rugs(2 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Word Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1535DWD • Amazon Business $8.39 2 $16.78
Invisible disappearing ink pen marker secret spy message writer with uv light fun activity for kids party favors ideas gifts and stock stuffers, (12 Pack) By SyPen • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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