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Mr. Bese from Laton CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands On Science Experiments: Learning STEMs From Here!

Help me give my students supplies for hands on activities for our science and robotics classes in order to promote learning in great group activities!

  • $1,177 goal

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My Students

Our school is a great community of students in a very low socio-economic area. Although the majority of students qualify for free and reduced lunches, families try hard to supply their students with the supplies they need to succeed in school. Unfortunately, many students still rely heavily on the school to supply all their resources for learning, from pencils to Chromebooks.

Even in a small, rural school, all students deserve to be able to learn from STEM fields with subjects such as robotics, computer science, and simply fun activities focused on math and science.

As a teacher of math, science, robotics, and computer science, I want to give my students the best learning experience they can have, with equipment and supplies that are often hard to come by in a small district. With your help, I hope to help these students have a middle school experience that will set the stage for their future careers and interests for years to come.

My Project

My students rely on the our school to supply many of their resources for learning. Although we try to supply everything we can for our students, I still end up spending a lot of money on items to aid their learning experience. These materials will help the students as they work on hands on experiments to engage their learning in the areas of STEM. From basic classroom supplies, such as glue sticks to help students with their interactive science notebooks, to chemicals that will allow students to perform safe chemical reactions, this project will benefit students' all around learning experience.

With these materials, my classes will perform hands on experiments that will create colorful chemical reactions and experiment with electricity and other properties of physical science.

My students will use the DC power supply to help them create robots and learn science and technology through their experimentation.

My classes will also use the presentation boards to make projects to present their learning to other classes in hopes of showing their projects in science fairs. I hope to make their experience inspire them to pursue further education in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Mr. Bese
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
POWER SUPPLY BATTERY ELIMINATOR • Frey Scientific $126.52 1 $126.52
CHEM HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 30 PERCENT LG • Frey Scientific $51.11 1 $51.11
FIRST AID KIT - SCHOOL SMART - 50 PERSON - PLASTIC • Frey Scientific $47.35 1 $47.35
SGL SAFER FLAME TEST ID OF METAL LAB • Frey Scientific $44.94 1 $44.94
SGL INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL EQUATIONS • Frey Scientific $43.52 1 $43.52
PRESENTATION BOARD TRI FOLD SCHOOL SMART 36X48 WHITE PK OF 24 • Frey Scientific $42.58 1 $42.58
CHEM ZINC STRIPS 10X75MM LG PK/8 • Frey Scientific $6.81 6 $40.86
GLUE STICK ELMERS EXTRA STRENGTH .21 OZ PK OF 60 • Frey Scientific $33.15 1 $33.15
CHEM CUPRIC CHLORIDE ANHYD RG 500G • Frey Scientific $31.30 1 $31.30
HELIX WAVE FORM • Frey Scientific $30.53 1 $30.53
CHEM POTASSIUM IODIDE RG 100G • Frey Scientific $30.38 1 $30.38
CLIP ALLIGATOR 2IN W/SCREW CONNECT P/100 • Frey Scientific $28.61 1 $28.61
CHEM ZINC PWD 100MSH LG 500G • Frey Scientific $26.40 1 $26.40
CHEM SODIUM HYDROXIDE BEAD L/G 2.5KG • Frey Scientific $25.20 1 $25.20
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ITEM • Frey Scientific $25.00 1 $25.00
LEADS ALLIGATOR CLIP 24IN LONG PK/7 • Frey Scientific $2.19 10 $21.90
STEEL WOOL (73016) 1=16 • Frey Scientific $5.39 4 $21.56
LOOP-THE-LOOP W/ TRACK, WOOD ST • Frey Scientific $21.01 1 $21.01
CHEM ZINC CHLORIDE GRANULAR 500G LG • Frey Scientific $17.81 1 $17.81
KIT UNDERWATER FIREWORKS • Frey Scientific $17.39 1 $17.39
RACK TEST TUBE WET/DRY 40 TUBE • Frey Scientific $13.55 1 $13.55
SCOOP CHEMICAL PKG/6 • Frey Scientific $8.30 1 $8.30
CHEM PHENOL RED SOL 0.02 PERCENT 500ML LG • Frey Scientific $7.66 1 $7.66
SPATULA TEFLON COATED 23CM • Frey Scientific $7.45 1 $7.45
HOLDER TEST TUBE STEEL SPRING CLIP • Frey Scientific $7.45 1 $7.45
GLUE STICK ELMERS CRAFTBOND ALL TEMP 8 IN PK OF 20 • Frey Scientific $6.60 1 $6.60
TAPE ELMERS BOARDMATE FOAM MOUNTING • Frey Scientific $3.12 1 $3.12

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