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Mr. Kalenda from Rochester NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting Science Inquiry Investigations: Just Add Equipment

My students need timers, slides, and thermometers to complete advanced inquiry-based science investigations.

  • $496 goal

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Highly-motivated students, special needs classroom, high poverty district, arts-oriented school.

This year my classroom had no money available for school supplies. In a science classroom this poses a very difficult learning situation for my students. My students have learned all the basics to design, run, and analyze their own inquiry investigations. Their work has exceeded my expectations, but I have become limited by the supplies in my classroom.

These students are ready for advanced investigations that require timers, thermometers, and slides. Purchasing these simple pieces of equipment will allow my students to do labs they would not normally attempt at the middle school level.

Your donation would give my students an opportunity to complete inquiry-based lab investigations that will help them become scientists at a very young age. This experience would also increase their performance on assessments, which will help them in high school and potential college endeavors.

Mr. Kalenda
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 155 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mychron Timers (Pack of 12) • Frey Scientific, Inc. $64.95 2 $129.90
Plastic Slide Set • Frey Scientific, Inc. $10.85 4 $43.40
Enviro-Safe® Spirit Thermometer, 305 mm, Total Immersion, -20 to 150°C • Frey Scientific, Inc. $13.09 14 $183.26

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