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Mrs. Soto from Downey CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fossils, Waves, and Light! Oh My!

Help me give my students an authentic Science experience as I implement NGSS. Students will dig for fossils and explore light and wave properties, helping my students to design and test their own experiments with these supplies.

  • $710 goal

This project expired on January 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 13-14 year old young adults with a variety of social and economic needs. More than half of my students come from low‑income households.

My students are curious and eager to learn; they ask questions and are practicing writing scientifically testable questions and planning investigations.

I work with each student individually to help them meet their goals, have a growth mindset, and a love for Science.

The majority of my students have not had the opportunity or access to experience an interactive Science classroom in which they drive the learning process.

My Project

Students love doing hands-on experiments and engineering projects! With these new fossil specimens students will be able to excavate like real Paleontologists. The fossils and plaster will be will be used to explore craters and collisions, like the giant asteroid that wiped out the Dinosaurs. We will also be studying light and wave properties. Students will use the prisms to observe light split into the different colors of the rainbow.

Purchasing these supplies for my students would positively impact and enrich their lives by giving them an authentic Science experience.

It is my hope that I can create scientifically literate adults that would choose to enter Science careers in the future.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Double-Sided Flexible Acrylic Mirror, 8-1/2 x 11 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $35.32 3 $105.96
Equilateral Prism, 100 mm • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.12 10 $101.20
Polished Amber, greater than 5/8 in • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.13 1 $99.13
Advanced Fossil Collection • Carolina Biological Supply Company $52.38 1 $52.38
Lens Set, Plastic, 37 mm • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.67 5 $48.35
Mesozoic Fossil Collection • Carolina Biological Supply Company $45.45 1 $45.45
Fossil Limestone (pack/10) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.11 2 $22.22

Materials cost

$474.69

Vendor shipping charges

$47.47

State sales tax

$43.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$602.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.36

Total project goal

$709.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$709.07

3 Donors

-$589.46

Donations toward project cost

-$560.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.25

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$69.61

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$0.00

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

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Project Activity

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