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Mrs. Driskill from Bolivar MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinetic Molecular Theory of Ice Cream

Help me give my students ice cream and icees so they can fully experience the kinetic molecular theory of matter.

  • $250 goal

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My Students

We are nestled between Springfield and Clinton, in the Ozark mountains. We are the 'big town' in our county since we have Wal-Mart and restaurants, but we are a far cry from big city life! We have about 200 students per grade level and they are from urban and rural communities extending about 30 miles around Bolivar, Missouri. We have a lot of farms, a large medical facility, and a college.

Our students have spent most of their life in Bolivar, Missouri so we work hard to bring the world to our students.

We have Chromebooks and that helps a lot! Thank you, Google, for bringing awesome, free apps to education! Our whole district is in the process of innovating our curriculum and my students and I take the first leaps in trying new technology.

My students have built websites, created their own blogs, learned to program science review games, produced class videos, designed and completed passion projects - all in the name of science! We consider ourselves to be leaders in our school and we are always excited to learn something new!

My Project

My students will be learning about the states of matter and their behaviors while we enjoy actual examples of them in the form of ice cream and icees.

We will study the energy differences, particle density and particle movements during the phase changes.

Students will create abstract pieces of art to demonstrate their understanding and we will then celebrate the art show with ice cream and icees.

Students will create diagrams that show the representative particle movement during phase changes and will draw images to represent the distance between particles in the solid, liquid and gaseous phases of matter. Thank you.

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

This project will reach 75 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
Solo Cup Paper Snack Bowl, 8 Ounce, 192 Count • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Junket Ice Cream Mix Bundle - 2 Vanilla, 2 Chocolate, 2 Strawberry (6 Total) • Amazon Business $19.40 1 $19.40
Concession Express Snow Cone Syrup 1 Gallon (Blue Raspberry) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
AmazonBasics 16oz Disposable Plastic Cups - 240-Pack, Translucent • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Settings Cutlery 400 Count Disposable Plastic White Spoons, BPA-Free Disposable Plastic Soup Spoon, Great for Every Day Use, Home, Office, Party, Picnics, or Outdoor Events • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Sno-Cone Spoon Straws (400, Mixed Neon) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Snow Cone Syrup Pump, 1 ounce • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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