You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Alexander from Newburyport MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape to the Wonders of Science

My students need access to actual locks to manipulate for our Escape Room Adventures and supplies to be able to print and laminate their creations.

  • $695 goal

This project expired on December 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Sixth grade students arrive to me with the most incredible level of curiosity. I am their first 'real' science teacher, prior to this they are exposed to science maybe three times a week. I have ALL of the students on our team and they are in heterogeneous groups. It can be a daily challenge to meet the children where they are, challenge them, and make Science meaningful, engaging, challenging and fun...but I love it!

I strive to develop a sense of curiosity and wonder in my students while we learn together.

My Project

Students will explore some of the wonders of science utilizing the Escape Room Theme. Various lock boxes and locks will be used as students explore science content. Their knowledge will lead them to clues, which in turn will lead them to locked puzzles, furthering their adventure in learning. All experiences will be grounded in science content and aligned to the NGSS standards. The actual manipulation of locks adds to the excitement of our adventure.

The actual locks and lock boxes will be a terrific enhancement to our content as it will promote excitement and wonder.

The printing and laminating supplies will be utilized to provide content rich material that will be used year after year.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Alexander is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Metal Lock Box with Folding Handle and Stackable Design- Durable Portable Locking Storage to Secure Valuables, Cash, Jewelry, Knives, More by Stalwart • Amazon Business $13.82 6 $82.92
HP 951 Ink Cartridges: Cyan (CN050AN), Magenta (CN051AN) & Yellow (CN051AN), 3 Ink Cartridges (CR314FN) for HP Officejet Pro 251 276 8100 8600 8610 8620 8625 8630 • Amazon Business $64.89 1 $64.89
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.56 6 $51.36
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Word Combination Lock, 1-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1535DWD • Amazon Business $8.38 6 $50.28
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own WORD Combination Lock, 2-1/2 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1534D • Amazon Business $7.98 6 $47.88
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Combination Lock, 1-15/16 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1590D • Amazon Business $7.71 6 $46.26
TSA Lock Cable 5 Pcs - Backpack Travel Lock Security Luggage Locks 3-Digit Combination Padlock ( Black ,Red,Pink,Silver, Blue) • Amazon Business $21.86 2 $43.72
HP CN045AN#140 950XL Black Ink Cartridge, High Yield (CN045AN) for Officejet Pro 251, 276, 8100, 8600, 8610, 8620, 8625, 8630 • Amazon Business $41.89 1 $41.89
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $4.76 6 $28.56
Well Pack Box Wooden Small Pirate Treasure Chest Box 6.5" x 4.5" x 4.5" Black Hasp Latch Includes Master Padlock & Vintage Skeleton Keys • Amazon Business $25.97 1 $25.97
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 $11.99 2 $23.98
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 100-Pack • Amazon Business $11.24 2 $22.48
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


14 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Newburyport","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5661314],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3486942,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":100,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Alexander","authorIds":{"5661314":{"owner":"Ms. Alexander","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3486942],"proposalHash":"-1985565641","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21242331,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTkwMzA0NQ==","NjA1ODQ5Mg==","NTkyOTk0Mg==","NjA1ODQxNQ==","NjAxNTkzMg==","NjA1ODQyOA==","NjA1ODQzMQ==","NjA1ODQ4Ng==","NTgzMjY2Mg==","NTU5MjE2Mw==","NjA1ODQ1NA==","NjA1ODQxOA==","NjA1ODU1OA==","NjA1ODYwMg=="],"teacherId":5661314,"schoolCounty":"Essex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}