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Ms. Marquez from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Heat It Up in AP Chemistry

Help me give my students the experience to use a hot plate/stirrer while experimenting in our thermochemistry unit in AP Chemistry!

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is a unique and special place. We are a fairly new charter school and our science inventory is limited. Our students need more lab opportunities but at the moment we lack some basic equipment. We share a majority of our supplies and need more! We are a college preparatory school that serves students who traditionally would not be college bound. Our school serves 636 college-bound 9th through 12th grade students from Houston’s North and East End communities. Our student body is 92% Hispanic and 8% African-American. We offer many services to the families of our students and it is incredible to hear parent and student testimonials. A majority of my students will be the first in their families to graduate from high school and go to and THROUGH college. This is a unique experience for me because I share my students' background. I am a first generation student and I am an alumni of the same charter school district. I know that my students have the ability to go to and THROUGH college and I am privileged to have the opportunity to help mold and influence my students as they pursue a higher education.

My Project

This is the first year that AP Chemistry is offered at our school. We have a growing science inventory and we currently have 2 functioning hot plates and the other 2 hot plates that we use during labs are kitchen hot plates. The hot plate/stirrer will be added to our inventory and will help even if we don't require heat because it stirs with the magnetic bars.

I would love for our students to have the opportunity to use this hot plate/stirrer while they prepare solutions and engage in a basic thermochemistry AP lab!

By purchasing the hot plate/stirrer and the magnetic stirrers, my students will know how to use the equipment when they go to college.

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Ms. Marquez
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Hot Plate/Stirrer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $382.50 1 $382.50
Magnetic Stirring Bar Retriever, Spinbar • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.55 2 $25.10
Magnetic Stirring Bars, Spinbar, Disposable, 1.5 x 0.31 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.21 1 $10.21

Materials cost

$417.81

Vendor shipping charges

$41.78

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$495.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.50

Total project goal

$583.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.36

2 Donors

-$583.36

Donations toward project cost

-$495.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.50

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$0.00

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