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Ms. Smith from Dallas TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Keen on Chemistry: Modeling Matters

Help me give my students a digital and physical chemistry set that includes both magnetic molecular modeling kits and a Happy Atoms app which identifies molecules and provides information about their structure, properties and usage.

  • $873 goal

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My Students

My Dallas ISD 8th graders have so many ideas, opinions, and goals and often love to be very vocal about them! As a science teacher, curriculum developer, and STEM advocate, I feel it is critical to help develop these young minds who aspire to be our future scientists, chemists, engineers, astronauts, astronomers, and doctors!

I believe a hands-on approach is the best way to engage students and pique their interest and prepare them to be tomorrow's thinkers and change-makers in a STEM world!

I am passionate about developing rigorous projects that support globally sought-after STEM skills through inquiry and innovation.

Thwarting our progress has been the complete destruction of several neighboring schools last year when a rash of tornados hit DFW. Class sizes skyrocketed as we absorbed displaced students. Teachers were left without materials or resources to pursue STEM projects. Our students suffered further interruption to hands-on learning when COVID forced us out of our labs and into our homes. Already a school primarily comprised of very low income, high-risk youth, these challenges have us scrambling for more options to pursue the project-based learning we so desperately need to be competitors at the forefront of a STEM society.

My Project

Distance Learning has forever changed the educational landscape, and in many ways for the better! Previous methodologies for getting STEM concepts across were limited to mostly text books, with only well-funded suburban schools offering the materials needed for experimentation and opportunities for students to apply their knowledge.

Far too often students of color attending underfunded schools do not have access to quality STEM resources, leading to a great disparity in knowledge and proficiency required to pursue careers in technical fields.

Cutting edge tools in STEM are now more accessible to all students with the exponential expansion of digital resources this past year. With students now returning to the classroom, we must not lose this digital momentum, but instead must pair the digital advantages we've gained with hands on experiential learning.

My students would benefit from utilizing chemistry kits that include physical models paired with a digital component to support them in discovering composition, structure and usage for molecules they build themselves. The urban environment in which my students belong should not be a limiting factor in their exposure to and pursuit of a quality STEM education.

Ms. Smith
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Happy Atoms Magnetic Molecular Modeling Educator Classroom Bundle | 5 Sets of 50 Atoms | Create 17, 593 Molecules | 216 Activities | Free Curriculum & App Ios, Android, Kindle | Student Tested • Amazon Business $701.32 1 $701.32

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