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Ms. Fromowitz Ramirez from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Start the First Chemistry Course At Our School!

My students need equipment such as a chemical cabinet, electronic balances, goggles, aprons, and gloves in order to safely conduct chemistry experiments.

  • $2,422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school was K-8 and recently expanded to high school. I am proud to lead the first high school chemistry course ever offered. These students are eager to feel like they are truly getting the "high school experience," which includes challenging science classes with hands-on labs.

This urban public school is truly special.

It is in an area where violence is prevalent, however this school maintains a safe environment with high expectations conducive to learning. Over 90% of our students are on free or reduced lunch and a large percentage of students are English language learners. These students want to feel like they are getting the "high school experience" they deserve. They know that high schools should offer a myriad of science classes with labs that prepare them for college. All young scientists need hands-on activities to help them understand abstract concepts, especially English language learners. Labs and demonstrations provide an opportunity for increased student engagement and they encourage critical thinking.

My Project

All the materials I am requesting will be used directly for chemistry experiments. It is recommended by College Board that at least 25% of class time be dedicated to laboratory experiments. Currently our school does not have any chemistry specific materials, because this will be the first chemistry class! Students will conduct at least one lab a week to help make the abstract concepts of chemistry come alive. The equipment, such as electronic balances, and safety gear, such as gloves and goggles will be used for almost every single experiment.

Your donation will enable my students to engage in the first chemistry class at this school.

I have seen first-hand how experiments can change a student's relationship with science. A lab can make something go from abstract and intangible to real and impactful. It also provides an opportunity for English language learners to experientially assimilate new vocabulary. Students also become more curious about pursuing a major or career in science after experiencing laboratory experiments.

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Ms. Fromowitz Ramirez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Justrite Sure-Grip EX 890400 Safety Cabinet for Flammable Liquids, 1 Door, 1 Shelf, Manual Close, 4 gallon, 22"Height, 17"Width, 17"Depth, Steel, Yellow • Amazon $284.54 1 $284.54
MAGNETIC STIRRER W-HOT PLATE 7IN X 7IN • Frey Scientific $269.96 1 $269.96
Periodic Table of the Elements Chart, Large • Carolina Biological Supply Company $161.10 1 $161.10
APRON VNYL 24X30 • Frey Scientific $3.24 35 $113.40
CYLINDER SINGLE GRAD VISTA 100ML PK/12 • Frey Scientific $95.68 1 $95.68
SAFETY GOGGLE FREY FOG-FREE INDIRECT VENT • Frey Scientific $2.66 35 $93.10
Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Silver • Amazon $17.22 5 $86.10
Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare, Hold and PCS Features 500 x 0.01g (2 Lids Included) • Amazon $20.20 4 $80.80
Etekcity® 0.05pH High Accuracy Pocket Size pH Meter with ATC and Backlit LCD, CE/FCC/ROHS Approved, 0-14 pH Measurement Range, 0.01pH Resolution Handheld pH Pen Tester (Yellow) • Amazon $19.95 4 $79.80
CYLINDER SGL GRAD PLAS VISTA 50ML PK/12 • Frey Scientific $73.18 1 $73.18
Ammex AINPF Indigo Nitrile Glove, Medical Exam, Latex Free, Disposable, Powder Free, Medium (Case of 1000) • Amazon $66.99 1 $66.99
FREY SCIENTIFIC STOPWATCH SET OF 12 • Frey Scientific $21.59 3 $64.77
Hanna Instruments HI 98303 Conductivity Tester, 0-1999 mS/cm • Amazon $59.10 1 $59.10
Argo Corn Starch 16 oz. Box (Pack of 4) • Amazon $14.00 4 $56.00
School Smart Electric Vertical Pencil Sharpener, 6 X 4 Inches (84437) • Amazon $33.16 1 $33.16
Sparkle Paper Towels, 24 Giant Rolls, Pick-A-Size, White • Amazon $25.86 1 $25.86
Georgia-Pacific Signature 21000 White 2-Ply Premium Multifold Paper Towel, 9.4" Length x 9.2" Width (Case of 16 Packs, 125 per Pack) • Amazon $23.89 1 $23.89
ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, 13.5 Pound • Amazon $17.19 1 $17.19
POSTER PERIODIC TABLE 42INX32IN • Frey Scientific $15.29 1 $15.29
Heinz White Vinegar Distilled - 128 oz • Amazon $12.00 1 $12.00
American Weigh Scales Calibration Weight Kit WGHTKIT, Class M2 • Amazon $11.31 1 $11.31
STIRRING BAR RETRIEVER PP 12IN • Frey Scientific $10.96 1 $10.96
STIRRING BAR 1-1/2X5/16IN • Frey Scientific $3.92 1 $3.92

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