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Mrs. Steele from Oklahoma City OK is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Chemistry

My students need science lab materials to actively explore scientific concepts at their grade level.

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want to be an astronaut and a scientist! These were the words spoken to me by two of my fifth grade girls after viewing a near total solar eclipse and studying about Earth and our place in the Universe.

I teach 5th grade science in an elementary school located within a large multicultural and multi-language urban district.

Most of my students live at or below poverty level and many speak a language other than English at home. Imagine coming to a new school in a new country where you don't even speak the same language! That is the reality for many of my students.

I want to be able to provide for my students opportunities for hands-on discovery learning experiences that cross language and socioeconomic barriers to ignite their imaginations. I want to instill in them an excitement and passion for learning and seeking knowledge by providing opportunities for science and STEM investigations.

My Project

My students will be studying mixtures and solutions this year. We would love to have the opportunity to allow each student to get hands on with demonstrations and experiments to bring the science to life. For instance, we will demonstrate how different types of mixtures can be separated using a variety of methods including screens, filters, evaporation, and magnetism. We will need to purchase the filters, cups, and other physical materials. We also need a variety of chemicals to mix including citric acid and diatomaceous earth.

Chemistry needs to be hands on to allow students to truly connect with the science.

By supporting this project, you will be helping the next generation of great thinkers experience the joy of exploring the properties of the substances around us. Thank you so much for supporting science education in our classrooms!

Mrs. Steele
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixie PETE Plastic Cold Cup by GP PRO, 16 oz., Clear, 25 Cups/Sleeve, 20 Sleeves/Case (CP16DX) • Staples Advantage $100.39 1 $100.39
Dixie PETE Plastic Cold Cup by GP PRO, 10 oz., Tall, Clear, 25 Cups/Sleeve, 20 Sleeves/Case (CP10DX) • Staples Advantage $79.19 1 $79.19
Diatomaceous Earth, Laboratory Grade, 500 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.85 2 $29.70
Staples Spoons, Medium Weight Plastic, 1,000/Box (51455) • Staples Advantage $28.09 1 $28.09
Citric Acid, Anhydrous, Powder, Reagent Grade, 500 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.82 2 $25.64
Chenille Kraft Company Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Regular Size, Natural, 4 1/2" x 3/8", 1,000/Bx • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Bunn Flat Bottom Commercial Coffee Filters, 12 Cup, 1000/CT • Staples Advantage $13.49 1 $13.49
Wrapped Jumbo Dixie Straws, Translucent Plastic, 7-3/4", 500/Box • Staples Advantage $13.39 1 $13.39

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