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Ms. Mitarai from West Jordan UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Investigating Earth's Weather Patterns and Climate

Help me give my students tools to investigate the water cycle, the interactions between air masses, and the unequal heating of earth. We will use the barometer, anemometer, thermometer, and hygrometer to recognize patterns to understand weather patterns.

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My Students

Plutarch once said, "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." Our sixth grade students are challenge seekers who have ignited their passion for learning. My students are inquisitive about the world around them. I work in a Title I schoolm where 48% fall in the low socio-economic range, 20% are English Learners, and 43% are considered Ethnic Minority. With diverse backgrounds and perspectives, each student has a voice and a unique perspective in our classroom community.

We don’t believe only some people have the “science gene.” We will utilize science and engineering practices to make learning accessible to each student.

Through our experiences, experiments, and discussions, we hope to develop resilience and to learn from both our failures and successes. We are seeking scientific tools to help us create hands-on lab opportunities.

My Project

We will conduct a variety of experiments to help students understand the Earth's weather patterns. We will use weather instruments to collect data and recognize patterns such as high pressure, low pressure, temperature, etc.

We do not have a sink in our portable, so it will be helpful to have access to a pump to connect to a five gallon water bottle, hot water dispenser, and a portable sink tub to conduct experiments.

We will also use the Plaster of Paris and storage containers to examine the phenomenon of Lake Effect.

With hands-on experiments, students will be able to connect what they are learning to understanding the world around them.

Ms. Mitarai
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Chefman Instant Electric Hot Water Pot Coffee Urn w/ Auto & Manual Dispense Buttons, Safety Lock, Water View Window, Auto-Shutoff/Boil Dry Protection, Insulated Stainless Steel, 5.3L/5.6 Qt/30+ Cups • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Dart Clear Hinged Lid Plastic Container 9"x 5 3/8" x 3 1/2" (25) • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Holdpeak HP-866B 2Pcs Digital Anemometer Handheld LCD Wind Speed Meter Measuring Wind Speed, Temperature Wind Chill Backlight Max/Min Data • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
AMTAST Dial Type Barometer Thermometer Hygrometer Weather Station Barometric Pressure Temperature Humidity Measurement Easy Reading Display (Imperial) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Bazic 7.53448E+11 18 Roll Variety Pack Print and Solid (Brights and Regular Colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
TeraPump TRPMW200 Universal Manual Drinking Water Pump, Fits Any Bottle, Excluding Glass bottle • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
The Ove Glove - Superior HEAT & FLAME Hand Protection - 1 PAIR • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
DUYKQEM Dish Basin Collapsible with Drain Plug Carry Handles for 9 L Capacity, Collapsible Sink Tub, Dish Wash Basin, Portable Dish Tub, Foldable Dishpan for Camping Dish Washing Tub and RV Sink • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Maxi-Matic ESB-301F Elite Cuisine Single Electric Flat Cast Iron Heating Plate Burner, Power Indicator Light, 1000 Watts, White • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
Juvale Tissue Paper Gift Wrap in Bulk 120-Pack - Perfect for Gift Bags, DIY Crafts, 19.7 x 26 Inches - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Aluminum Tape/Aluminum Foil Tape - Professional/Contractor-Grade - 1.9 inch x 150 feet (3.4 mil) - Perfect for HVAC, Duct, Pipe, Insulation and More - By Impresa Products • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Vivifying 2pcs x 656 Feet 3Ply Cotton Bakers Twine, Food Safe Cooking String for Tying Meat, Making Sausage • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Dap 10308 4-Pound Interior Plaster of Paris • Amazon Business $5.88 2 $11.76
MARATHON BA030001 Vertical Outdoor Thermometer - 16-Inch • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
12 Pack (Same Size) Solid Rubber Stoppers - Size #4-26mm (1.02in) x 19mm (0.74in) - 28mm (1.10in) Long - Black Lab Plug • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Premium Package Deal for Large 16FT 5-Piece Balloon Arch Garland Decoration Kit - Includes Fast-Action Hand Held Air Inflator Pump - Easy DIY Decor with Printed Instruction - For Birthday, Wedding, Events, and Party Decoration • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Franklin Sports Ball Maintenance Kit: Pump, Needles, Flexible Hose, Pressure Gauge and Carry Bag— Pump for Soccer Balls, Basketballs, Volleyballs and Footballs — Sidelines Ball Pump — Complete Kit • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Curad Disposable Medical Latex Gloves, Powder Free Latex Gloves are Textured, Medium, 100 Count • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
25 Pieces Ball Pump Needle, Stainless Steel Air Inflation Needle for Sports Balls, US Standard Replacement Needles with Storage Box • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
AcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying Rain Gauge, 12.5-inch • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94

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