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 »
Menu
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

Mrs. Evans from Charleston SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding the Right Balance

Help me give my students two electronic balances to be used in biology, marine science, and earth science for various hands-on lab activities.

  • $935 goal

This project expired on July 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom consists of students from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our charter high school provides an opportunity for children from local and neighboring towns to earn a valuable education and prepare them for life after high school. With 23% of my students being gifted and talented and 24% of my students receiving free and reduced-price lunch, it is hard to accommodate them on such limited resources. Whether students are entering the work force, military, or college, we have high expectations in all that they do.

My biology, marine science, and earth science students are eager to learn, but sometimes lack of equipment makes it difficult to do hands-on experiments.

Many of my students look forward to labs and express that by completing an experiment they are better able to understand some of the more complicated processes that we discuss in class. A hands-on experience also helps my students to gain an understanding of "why" we are learning this material and "how" it can apply to their lives.

My Project

The electronic balances will be used in many different lab activities for all of my science classes. In biology, students will measure the mass of an egg before and after sitting in various liquids to better understand the process of osmosis. In marine science, students will use the balances to mass various chemicals to mimic the adaptations of the Antarctic Icefish. My earth science students will use the balances in their measurement and equipment lab to learn how to properly use scientific equipment and collect data.

Hands-on practice using scientific equipment brings about students who are more eager to enter the science field.

Having the right equipment on hand will also allow students to design their own scientific experiments. I have found that this is the best way to empower our future STEM leaders.

Mrs. Evans
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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

13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 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 Mrs. Evans is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Electronic Balance 150 g, Readability 0.01 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $322.20 2 $644.40

Materials cost

$644.40

Vendor shipping charges

$64.44

State sales tax

$45.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$793.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.11

Total project goal

$934.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$934.05

12 Donors

-$462.82

Donations toward project cost

-$396.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.85

match offer

-$467.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$396.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Charleston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5626306],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"SC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4007136,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/finding-the-right-balance/4007136/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":180,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Evans","authorIds":{"5626306":{"owner":"Mrs. Evans","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4007136],"proposalHash":"-2110205785","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5626306_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1533749401809","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21233384,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDE0NTU2Mg==","NjUwNjIx","NTY3NzkzNg==","NjMzMjQzOA==","NjMzMjEyNA==","NjMzMzY4MQ==","NjI4MTI1Mw==","NjMzMjQwNg==","NjMzMjYxMQ==","NjMzMzMzNQ==","NjMzMjU1NQ==","MzE5NjI0OA==","NDk3MDYw"],"teacherId":5626306,"schoolCounty":"Charleston","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"SC","name":"South Carolina"}}