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Ms. Colunga from Austin TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Our Minds, Bodies, and Soap!

Help me give my students a hands on experience making soap with lye as we learn about acids and bases.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classes are made up of students with very diverse backgrounds. I teach advanced students, students who are just learning English and some with learning disabilities.

Because all students are unique, I aim to make my lessons as engaging as possible and relatable to my students with hands on activities.

This helps my students see chemistry in their life, and not just as a subject reserved for scientists in white coats. The only problem is that intriguing hands on activities can get expensive.

My Project

Hands on activities increase students' curiosity and their desire to learn about the world around them. Students of every ability can find success when learning with hands on activities. Students will be using the lye, coconut oil, palm oil and essential oils to make their own soap while learning about acids and bases. Students will be able to make hypothesis, calculations and observations.

Students will also learn to work with their peers and gain a very valuable skill that they can take with them outside of the chemistry classroom.

I hope that with this activity, students will learn to see that chemistry is all around them and make them more excited about learning!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nutiva Refined Coconut Oil - Gallon • Amazon Business $29.95 3 $89.85
Red Crown High Test Lye for Soap Making Case of 3-2 Lb. Packages • Amazon Business $27.29 2 $54.58
Palm Oil - RSPO Certified - Sustainable - Food Grade - Kosher - Not Hydrogenated - 8 lbs in a 1 Gallon Pail - HDPE microwavable Container with resealable lid and Removable Handle • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Radha Beauty Aromatherapy Top 8 Essential Oils 100% Pure & Therapeutic Grade - Basic Sampler Gift Set & Kit (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Frankincense and Rosemary) • Amazon Business $18.87 2 $37.74

Materials cost

$222.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.08

Total project goal

$300.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.55

6 Donors

-$300.55

Donations toward project cost

-$255.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.08

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$0.00

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