You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Jessi from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Build Our S.T.E.A.M Class!

Help me give my students science tools to explore the world around them!

  • $1,448 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am super excited to announce that I will be helping to open a new middle school in West Oakland this fall! We will be building our school beginning with 6th grade. West Oakland has long been a hub of hard work, the arts, and culture. Many of our families have been in Oakland for generations and have overcome challenges like violence and poverty. Our mission is to ensure that children have the opportunity to achieve academically and personally through authentic, project-based learning, in order to be successful in college and beyond - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college.

We know that finding quality teachers is hard, but also the most important determinate of student success.

As a fledgling school in a teacher shortage, I will be teaching our double block project-based S.T.E.A.M class in addition to leading our school's special education department.

As a self-proclaimed nerd, I am thrilled to get to teach science through hands-on projects! In 6th grade we get to learn about everything from plants, animals, genetics, cells, and reproduction to the geological formation of our Earth, types of energy and energy transfer, and global sustainability.

My Project

The items included in this project will help students learn through hands-on projects and activities. We will see, sketch, model, and build our own animal and plant cells. We will learn about reproduction through microscopes and expand this to the plant and animal kingdoms as we explore global biomes. We will learn about the way sunlight is used as energy through cooking ourselves some lunch! Then apply this to what it means for our Earth in terms of sustainability.

Help make science come alive!

As we study everything from molecules to mountains, global issues and those affecting us right here in the Bay Area.

Thank you for supporting my classroom!

Ms. Jessi
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Jessi is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Typical Animal and Plant Cells Microscope Slide Student Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.50 10 $225.00
Elite Microscope • AKJ Education $21.89 10 $218.90
Heavy Duty Borosilicate Glass Griffin Beaker with Spout, 400mL Capacity (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $24.99 5 $124.95
Onion Mitosis Slide, l.s., 10 m, Hematoxylin • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.52 15 $97.80
Maker Kit Large • AKJ Education $89.99 1 $89.99
All Season Solar Cooker Camper • Amazon Business $89.00 1 $89.00
TK31197415T Anti-Fog Scratch-Resistant Indirect Chemical SplashImpact Resistant Goggles Clear Lens • Grainger $2.87 30 $86.10
Curriculum Mastery Earth Science Flip Chart Set, Grades 6-8 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $36.81 1 $36.81
Vision Scientific VAL221 Medical Numbered Human Skull-3 Part | Life Size | from Real Human Skull, Detail Hand Painted Numbering | Sectioned Skullcap | Suture Lines & Full Dentition | Labelled Diagram • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 6 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds (Purple) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Giant Magnetic Animal Cell • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Giant Magnetic Plant Cell • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Oakland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5020509],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4243825,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Jessi","authorIds":{"5020509":{"owner":"Ms. Jessi","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4243825],"proposalHash":"-1342809937","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21049824,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTU3MzAzOQ=="],"teacherId":5020509,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}