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Mrs. Rivers from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It All Matters in Science

Help me give my students atom models, molecular models sets, and lab aprons.

  • $1,357 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My Students are capable of at least twice as much as they believe they are capable of, and I want to give them the tools to accomplish everything they can.

My students typically come to me with the mindset that science is not for them.

Sometimes they feel science is too hard, or too boring, or they will just never understand science. I try and use as many hands on activities and games as possible in order to get them passionate about the learning. Many of my students are minorities and/or from underprivileged homes. Oftentimes they don't have someone to support them in completing their homework, or can't obtain supplies they need for class. Most of our learning needs to occur in the classroom, because that is where I have the most control over their choices. They are a great group of kids who just need extra support. They would love to have supplies to complete labs instead of having to just take notes or do worksheets.

My Project

My students need atom models to use hands on experience to explore atomic structure including protons, neutrons in the nucleus, and electrons in the electron cloud.

They need molecular models to use hands on experience to see how atoms combine to create molecules.

They will also be able to count atoms in chemical formulas using subscripts and coefficients, and explore how the law of conservation of mass shows that matter is not created or destroyed it just rearranges. They need aprons to do labs with chemicals to explore evidence that chemical reactions have occurred and to practice proper lab safety procedures.

Mrs. Rivers
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 135 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Rubberized Laboratory Apron, Medium • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.91 37 $477.67
MODEL BRIGHT ATOM EA • Frey Scientific $60.02 6 $360.12
MOLYMOD ORGANIC CHEMISTRY STUDENT • Frey Scientific $26.63 6 $159.78

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