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Ms. Aquino from Bridgeport CT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lab Supplies for Captivating Science

My students need science equipment including school and basic lab supplies to captivate their minds and keep them engaged.

  • $480 goal

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My Students

Students at my school are considered true inner city kids. Though they come from a challenging neighborhood that has experienced over 25 people being shot just over the summer, including two of our own students, their hearts and curiosity is what makes them special.

A full 100% of students at my school are eligible for free and reduced price lunch, and our school has recently eliminated extracurricular activities due to budget cuts.

This is why it is important for me to incorporate fun and engaging activities that can keep students engaged and wanting to learn about science. Because most of my students read at a fourth grade level and require constant stimulus, I have to constantly think of ways to get them engaged.

Apart the academic support, my students require a lot of emotional support. They need to be reminded that people believe in them and that their school and the city they live in is not the only thing determining their future. They need their eyes to be opened to the possibilities of their future.

My Project

All the materials I am requesting are to be used for science activities and labs that align with our curriculum content. Our school barely gives 2 reams of paper per half a year, so these supplies are basic necessities. Having engaging labs such as the yeast lab, bacterial growth lab and making our own ecosystem will allow my students to make science part of their world. My classroom barely has any functioning microscopes, so a microscope imager will help the whole class see life under the microscope. Poster paper and play dough will allow them to make their own cells and engage in gallery walks for the kinetic learners. Since I also teach STEM lab in addition to biology, having team building activities using wooden blocks to learn engineering practices will allow them to explore other parts of science.

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Ms. Aquino
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Easel Pad, 25 x 30-Inches, White, 30-Sheets/Pad, 4-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Celestron Digital Microscope Imager 44421 • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
KEVA Structures 200 Plank Set • Amazon Business $48.97 1 $48.97
4D Vision Frog Anatomy Model • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Play Doh Mega Pack (36 Cans) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Innovating Science Refill Pack for Forensic Chemistry of Blood Types Kit IS9008 • Amazon Business $19.71 1 $19.71
AmScope PS25 Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 25 Slides, Includes Fitted Wooden Case • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
Agar Agar Powder - 4 Ounces + 1 Bonus Ounce Free!!!, Excellent Gel Strength 900g/cm2 • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Creativity Street Jumbo Chenille Stems Classroom Pack, 1,000-Count, Assorted Colors (AC9115-01) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Aunt Jemima Original Syrup 64 Ounce Mega Value Size Bottle • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
20 Pack Sterile Plastic Petri Dishes, 100mm Dia x 15mm Deep, with Lid • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Red Star Active Dry Yeast, 2 Pound Pouch • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
David's Garden Seeds Wildflower All Annual Seed Mix DGS111OPE (Multi) 1000 Open Pollinated Seeds • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted Colors, Box of 8 (22478) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Updated Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
CB 7101S1 72-Pieces Blank Microscope Slides & 100-Pieces Square Cover Glass • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22

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