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Mrs. Virginia Belen Hernandez from Hercules CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hispanic Gorditas, a Hispanic and Chemistry Inspiration

Help me give my students a tortilla maker, hand mixer, and measuring supplies to learn more about how measurements work in other countries by making Hispanic sweet tortillas, "gorditas."

  • $809 goal

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My Students

I teach 9- 12 graders Spanish 2, 3, 4 and 5. My students love learning and being engaged. They are tremendously well-rounded individuals who enjoy learning about various communities and cultures. They are very hands-on and enjoy learning new things enthusiastically.

My students are very inquisitive and have a growth mindset.

The students are of varying abilities and would benefit from all the educational opportunities available. My students are fascinated by learning a new language and very much enjoy learning about the differences between Spanish and English. They look forward to increasing their knowledge of the Spanish language and applying what they are learning to the real world.

My Project

Many of my students think the burritos and tacos from Taco Bell are authentic and Mexican and grave learning more about the Hispanic Culture. The students always say they would like to create a hands on project they enjoy. The Hispanic Gorditas will allow my students the opportunity to experience Culture and Chemistry through cooking. We will discuss the way the metric system works in various countries. We will also review the difference between Fahrenheit and celsius.

Students will have the opportunity to convert measures between the metric and imperial systems through cooking.

They will deepen their knowledge about the metric system and practice making conversions of mass and volume with liquids and solids.

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the metric system and have an opportunity to present a hypothesis by researching various recipes for Hispanic Sweet Gorditas. The students will deepen their understanding of chemical reactions and the effect of various procedures that impact the end result.

Mrs. Virginia Belen Hernandez
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Revel Roti CTM 620 Tortilla Flatbread Maker with Temperature Control, 8-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $45.95 6 $275.70
WEPSEN Mixing Bowls Set Electric Hand Mixer Stainless Steel Nesting Mixing Bowl Blender Mixers Beaters Whisk Measuring Cups and Spoons Cooking Prepping Baking Supplies MX200W • Amazon Business $47.89 3 $143.67
Rolling Pin Pastry Mat - Large Long Silicone Nonstick Rolling Pin 16.9'' - Thick Large Nonslip Silicone Pastry Mat Dough Mat 20'' X 16'' for Baking and Rolling Dough • Amazon Business $23.99 4 $95.96
KitchenAid KE057OHAQA Classic Measuring Spoons, Set of 5, Aqua Sky/Black • Amazon Business $5.83 6 $34.98
Measuring Cups and Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set, Wildone Stainless Steel 16 Piece Set, 8 Measuring Cups & 7 Double Sided Stackable Magnetic Measuring Spoons & 1 Leveler • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Vremi 3 Piece Plastic Measuring Cups Set - BPA Free Liquid Nesting Stackable Measuring Cups with Spout and Decorative Red Blue and Green Handles - includes 1, 2 and 4 Cup with Ml and Oz Measurement • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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