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

Help! We Need Squid!

Help me give my students a chance to dissect squid! This is their favorite lab of the year!

  • $831 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to our science lab! My fifth and sixth graders are motivated individuals who are enthusiastic to learn and try new things. My students love to learn by hands-on STEM activities. My students are excited to get together and give back to our community and with a limited supply budget it can sometimes be difficult.

Their passion for science is exciting and I am motivated to put everything I have into creating a innovative learning environment where they can be challenged and grow as scientists.

I look forward for what is to come this year with these hardworking and passionate students!

My Project

My students thrive by hands-on learning! Everything on my list will allow them to get a real world understanding of what we are covering.

Students will discover the incredible adaptations squids have by seeing it first hand while dissecting them!

We will also be able to discover body parts by dissecting frogs, cow eyes and owl pellets. The geology kits will bring Earth Science to life by enabling them to examine different types of rocks and discover how they are made. All of the STEM kits will help intrigue my students' curiosity and help them learn to work together. My students work on their engineering skills by designing a contraption to protect their egg with the egg drop kit. My sixth graders can bring chemistry to life with their chemistry sets. My fifth graders will be able to separate mixtures and solutions with the matter kit.

My students love creating circuits and now with the snap boards they will be able to create up to 300 circuits. Electricity is very exciting and with the copper wire we can build electromagnets!

Ms. Gillette
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Squid iLoligoi - Size 8-12 Injection Plain Preserved • Nasco $5.25 30 $157.50
Perfect Pellets - Pkg. of 30 • Nasco $109.95 1 $109.95
Snap Circuits 500-Experiment Set • Nasco $89.95 1 $89.95
Cow Organ - Eye Preserved • Nasco $2.25 20 $45.00
Separation of a Mixture Physical Properties of Matter Kit • Nasco $39.95 1 $39.95
Bottle Rocket Launcher • Nasco $37.50 1 $37.50
Explore With Me Geology Rock Collection Set 1 • Nasco $27.95 1 $27.95
Explore Egg Drop Consumables Kit • Nasco $27.50 1 $27.50
Sick Science Kits - Color Chem • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Sick Science Kits - Slick Tricks • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Grass Frogs iRanai sp. - Size 3-4 Injection Plain Preserved • Nasco $4.00 5 $20.00
Series 2000 Type BC Bare Copper Bus Bar Wire - 22-Gauge 125 ft. • Nasco $6.95 1 $6.95

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