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

Getting the Basics for Science!

Help me give my students the basic supplies for investigating scientific problems, as well as the opportunity for differentiated learning! The triple beam balances will allow us to take accurate measurements as we explore science throughout the year!

  • $586 goal

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My Students

My students are a group of fun-loving, curious, energetic folks! They love hands-on experiments and projects. They are curious about the world around them! My students strive for excellence as they explore real-life issues.

Located in one of the world's most beautiful cities, our school provides a place for students to find an edge in the ever challenging world.

My students come from a range of backgrounds, making us a richer, more diverse community. We work to learn from each other, and all that we bring to the table.

To help them reach their goals, I try to provide a variety of activities and projects that engage them where they are, and to reach every learning style. While I may have a few more gray hairs because of them, my students are the reason I get up in the morning, and lose sleep at night. I hope to give them all the resources I can to help them succeed in this world!

My Project

By having triple beam balances, students will be able to take and make quality measurements all year long. Adding meter sticks to the mix, the students are on their way to knowing how to use some of the basic scientific tools. The students measure mass and distance as we study plants, work, machines and electricity!

Students love watching scientific videos and learning about their world!

Having a full set of headphones will allow students to explore independently, as well as watching teacher-made videos.

Hopefully by securing the items above, I can continue to engage students in science while having fun!

Ms. McKinley
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OHAUS Triple Beam Balance, Model TJ611 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $117.00 2 $234.00
Koss KPH7 - headphones • Best Buy Education $5.53 25 $138.25
Meterstick, Plain Ends • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.27 8 $34.16

Materials cost

$406.41

Vendor shipping charges

$26.82

State sales tax

$28.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.88

Total project goal

$585.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.86

10 Donors

-$559.09

Donations toward project cost

-$476.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.36

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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